Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Festival of Light
I spent a little time in synagogues in Connecticut. I loved it and learned so much. So many wise teachings for life, wow.
There is a great Hasidic tradition that you should have in your pockets two sayings. One is "from dust I have come, to dust I will return", which is this idea of humility — that we are nothing, absolutely nothing.
In the other pocket is that the world was created on my account — the sense that you not only are something, but you are really something.
You have to live in between the two pockets.