Sunday, October 12, 2008

Obstacle? Just go over.

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


Kris said...

How did grandson number one find Jerusalem?

AVT Coach said...

Very nice photo to go with these "pearls" of wisdom. I'll be thinking on this one this week.

Sherry said...

Thanks Dina, I needed to hear that, Its encouraging.
You always share such wisdom, thank you.
These times are challenging and personally for me I am facing many challenges. I come here to be uplifted..

Webradio said...

Bonjour Dina !

"Many wise people say if you can’t go under, go over."
But, often it is also difficult...

Hello to Your Granson N°1... What is his name ???
See You later.

Share my point of view... said...

Thanks for the daily dose of wisdom, I really appreciate reading things like that.

Sara N said...

Oh,very lovely grandson,I remember you posted the photo of your youngest grandson before! and I remember he was as cute as this one!
I love children!

Reader Wil said...

The best advise one can get! Tackle the problem directly where it's the most difficult.Thanks Dina.

JC said...

Great advice. It reminds me of something I read but of course can't remember when, where or by who. It says don't tell God how big your storm is; tell the storm how big your God is.


he'll be fine just going under (down under, geddit?)

Petrea said...

Thanks for this, Dina. I'm going to remember the rebbe's advice, and especially how you used it at the Four Species market.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Another great post, Dina.