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Humpty Upty

January 21, 2015

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Why couldn’t all the king’s horses and all the king’s men put Humpty back together again?

First, Humpty had to want to be put back together again.  Secondly, and most importantly, only Humpty could put himself back together again.

Everyone else could lend a supporting hand, an uplifting hand, be a cheerleading section, but it was all up to Humpty.  Humpty could continue to be a Dumpty, or he could choose to be an Upty!!

We all sometimes stumble, we all sometimes fall, and we all sometimes get knocked down.  What you do when that happens determines where you go and you determine the determining.

“Why do we fall- so we can learn to pick ourselves up.” –  from Batman Begins

“The righteous may fall seven times, but they always rise again.” – King Solomon Proverbs

If you were a boxer and got knocked to the mat, you might say to yourself (consciously or un) “if I stay down I can’t get hit again”.  That is the self-preservation instinct born of fear, protecting you from getting hurt again.  The odds of winning are zero if you stay down.

The ultimate self-preservation instinct should be to get back up again in order to fight for the life you want.  How much do you desire that life?  How hard are you willing to fight for it?

 “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

Know that you will fall or get knocked down again.  Accept that and understand that it’s part of preparing and learning.  The trick is to train, learn, and prepare yourself so that each time, you not only get back up, but you get back up quicker.

Heart and Soul

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter permalink
    January 21, 2015 10:20 am

    Lovely piece Rabbi Fred! Well done, thx so much and; Happy New Year!!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 21, 2015 10:44 am

      Thanks Peter. Happy, Healthy,and Meaningful New Year to you and yours

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