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Pharaoh Or Moses

March 28, 2013

This week  the Jewish people are  celebrating Passover, their Exodus from 210 years of slavery in Egypt.  Jews are commanded to constantly remember their slavery, to remember it as though they were there.

There are several very valuable lessons in doing this.  One of the universal messages of this remembering, is the lesson that while we are no longer physical slaves, and this lesson applies to all people who live in freedom today, we are still slaves. This time we are our own Pharaoh and the slavery is of the self-imposed spiritual and emotional variety. That means the only one who can free you is you. We hold ourselves back from climbing our mountain and we keep ourselves from becoming the person we were created and destined to become. We each have a Pharaoh inside us that holds us back with the “I can’ts” (see the inner-speak series).  We also have a Moses inside of us that can lead us to freedom.  A freedom that we can use to continually grow and improve.  Who would you rather listen to?

“We suffer under the constraints of our habits simply because we had them yesterday.  We are slaves to ingrained pathways of our lives and our world; because we are too busy dusting the covers of our Book of Life to read its pages.” – The Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

 

 

 

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