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Es Past Nischt

May 18, 2011
There is a story of a Rabbi who whenever a child of his misbehaved, he merely said to the child “Es Past Nischt”.  This is a Yiddish idiom which basically means “this doesn’t suit you”, or “you are better than that”.  This thought can be a valuable reminder that indeed we are better than our missteps.  We can always do better.  This can be a gentle and empowering reminder to our loved ones and certainly to ourselves.  Rather than beat yourself up, pick yourself up.  “You are better than that”.        
 
Believe in yourself, if you don’t, no one else will, and if you don’t why should they?
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