A Little Bit of Beyond
You know, most people like to keep things within our comfort zone, within the levels that we understand. But the reality is that we have to be pushing. In everything we study and do, there has to be a little bit we don’t understand.
If everything we read, we understand, then we’re not reading the right things. In everything we study, there has to be something we don’t understand. Every time we teach, we have to try to make sure there’s in there our student, friend or child is not ready for yet; something a little bit above them.
Every time we do spiritual work, we have to make sure there’s a little bit that we’re doing that is not comfortable for us. Our entire work needs to be infused with a little bit of beyond, a little bit of beyond our comprehension, beyond our understanding, beyond our comfort zone.
Rav Ashlag would always say, people think the spiritual work we do needs to be all the way to the limit of our ability. He says that’s not true. A person’s spiritual work needs to be beyond their abilities. That’s when it’s true spiritual work.
How do you know that your work, your study, your teaching is connected to the Light of the Creator?
•Is there a part of it that’s too much?
•Is there a part of it that’s too difficult?
•Is there a part of it that you can’t understand?
If yes, then it’s coming from the Creator.
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