This is where I often go walking at the end of the day.
Once it was our village's only way to Jerusalem.
Then the new road, higher on the hill, was built and this old one was blocked.
Grandson No. 1 and I had a big hike from here down to the spring when he came from Australia to visit almost two years ago.
I thought of this picture when today's "Daily Dose of Wisdom from the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe" arrived in my inbox. It is copied below.
Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, known as “The Rebbe Maharash,” the fourth in the golden chain of rebbes of Lubavitch, had an attitude.
Many wise people say if you can’t go under, go over. The Rebbe Maharash said, “Just go over.”
Meaning that instead of first trying to work through a problem by its own rules, and then --if that doesn’t work --gathering the strength and courage to step brazenly over it. . .
Instead, just start by stepping right over it, as though there were no obstacle to begin with.
After all, that’s why obstacles are there in the first place--so you will go higher.
A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe
-words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Tishrei 13, 5769 * October 12, 2008