Sunday, February 3, 2013

Just go over!

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Today the blessed sun returned after our six straight days of rain.

The unusual heavy wetness  was too much for this ancient agricultural terrace wall, and the stones collapsed onto  a section of  green-and-white-marked hiking trail in our valley.

I prayed the heavy rocks would not start falling again as I was climbing over.

It reminded me that the Rebbe Maharash (of Chabad) had this saying:
"The whole world says, if you can't go under, go over.   
I say, forget going under, just go over!"
 
Meaning that often there is no time or energy or need for painstakingly working through a problem, so we should  jump to the most direct, simple, and powerful solution and just DO it.
Usually this is the most outrageous solution to the challenge, but that's OK. 

Just start by stepping right over it, as though there were no obstacle to begin with.
Maybe that’s why obstacles are there in the first place--so we will go higher. 
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6 comments:

Cloudia said...

Worthy thoughts to ponder, Dina. Thank You

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Petrea Burchard said...

Brilliant. You are brilliant, Dina. I love this.

I'm sorry the wall fell. You know how I love ancient things, and the preservation of them. But at least it was nature that knocked it down.

crystal said...

A sunny day makes such a difference. Pretty red flowers in the grass :)

Mark said...

That is a wonderful post Dina.

VP said...

A really good advice, I often do the same with some technical problem at work!

Spiderdama said...

Nice post Dina!
It is good with challenges, but I do not know if it's so good that rock falls due to heavy rain.. and you need the rain too.
I like crux as we call it in climbing:-)