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June 28, 2013

Don’t go comparison shopping, instead shop at home.  Looking at what others have or don’t have, does not advance your cause.  What does, is shopping within your self to see all that’s left on your shelves.  Don’t look at what you think is above or below, just look within.  All that you need is found there.  Whoever you are and whatever your age, if you are still here, there is more of you left to discover.  Looking at what others have or have accomplished, can serve a positive purpose if it inspires you to reach further inside yourself and tap into all of your potential.  The only value in being aware of others in worse situations is to remind you to kindly and compassionately seek ways you can help them.

Positive Psychology, many parents, and many Self-Help books will tell you that “you can be anything you want to be”.  That’s not necessarily true.  Can you be the President of the United States-maybe, can you be a superstar athlete-maybe, can you be………

You may not become anything you want to be, although you should try if that is where your passion lies.  Go as far as you can go by putting all you have into it, and be happy with where it leads.  If, for example your goal is to become number one at something, recognize that it is more than okay if you don’t succeed.

Otherwise, instead of raising your image of yourself, it might lower it.  This can lead to envy and then anger.  That’s a no-no.  It’s more than okay because while you might not become number one at that something, you can be everything you were meant and needed to be and number one at that.  You are meant to be no one else but you.

Everyone was given unique gifts to use for their purpose and mission.  You were given gifts for your purpose and mission.  There never was or ever will be someone like you and there is a reason for that.  The reason is that you and only you, can make a certain and unique contribution to improve our world.  Your contribution might not bring you fame and fortune but it will improve your life by improving the life of another or others.  No one can be as good at the something that you were meant to be as you can be.

You will find your gift when you explore and reach for your fullest potential in everything that you do.  Doing that means and includes when you meld the kindness and compassion of your soul into your physical and material activities.

Your physical potential while as yet not fully tapped is indeed limited. Your soul’s potential while not yet fully tapped is indeed unlimited.

When the great Rabbi Zusha was on his deathbed, He was surrounded by family, friends, and students. They saw him crying and asked if he was crying because he feared death. He explained that he wasn’t afraid of dying. He was afraid that when he died and met G-d, he wouldn’t be asked why he wasn’t more like Moses or Abraham; he would be asked why he wasn’t more like Zusha.

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“May you use all of your possibilities for the benefit of many.” – Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the  Lubavitcher Rebbe

Heart and Soul

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