Daily Chabad ~ Be Real

light thru treesWhat is your job in this world?  It is to be real.

Act real, mean what you say, think and really be thinking, talk to your Creator and let the words flow from your heart.  Every cell of your body down to your fingernails should be real.

Yes, everyone knows there are so many things to accomplish in life and everyone agrees it’s better if they’re done with sincerity.

That’s not what’s meant.  There’s just one thing you’re here to accomplish:  To be real.

Hayom Yom, 20 Adar I.
Tishrei 29, 5775
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
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DAILY CHABAD … The Quantum Leap

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There are times when moving forward step by step is not enough.

There are times when you can’t just change what you do, how you speak and how you think about things.

Sometimes, you have to change who you are. You need to pick both feet off the ground and leap.

Sometimes, you need to change at your very core of being.

Tishrei 28, 5775 · October 22, 2014
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
Public Letter for Passover, Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5736.

Daily Chabad ~ Vertical Orientations

Nachi Falls, Nachikatsuura, Japan
Nachi Falls, Nachikatsuura, Japan

Any true wisdom, as ethereal as it may be, sits above your head as a massive reservoir of living waters. Provide it only a small opening, and it will burst into your reality and pour down into your life.

Whatever wisdom you learn, whatever you know, do something with it. Make it real.

That is the purpose of meditation and prayer—to be that bridge from wisdom to action.


Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
Sefer HaSichot 5704, p. 122; Igrot Kodesh, vol. 4, p. 269.

 

DAILY CHABAD ~ Knowing That Which You Know

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A creature born without parents can never know what it means to cry for his father and mother.

A being with no sense of the transcendent can never know what is G‑d and what is divine.

The words, the explanations, we hear them through our minds, but they speak to our souls.

For the soul already knows.


Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

 

Daily Chabad ~ “Soul-Body Bonding,” based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

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The human mind despises the body that houses it,
but the soul has only love.

The mind would soar to the heavens,
but for a body that chains it to the earth.
The mind would be consumed in divine oneness,
but for the body’s delusion of otherness,
as though it had made itself.

But the soul sees only G‑d.

In that very delusion of otherness,
in that madness of the human ego,
even there, the soul sees only G‑d.

For she says, “This, too, is truth.
This is a reflection of the Essence of all things,
of that which truly has neither beginning nor cause.”

And so she embraces the bonds of the body,
works with the body, transforms the body.
Until the body, too, sees only G‑d.

Basi LeGani 5712

Daily Chabad ~ The Path of the Humble

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If we were truly humble, we would not be forever searching higher paths on the mountaintops. We would look in the simple places, in the practical things that need to be done.

True, all these places lie in a world of falsehood. With only a little more light, we would all realize that none of this is really necessary.

But the soul that knows its place knows that the great and lofty G‑d can most be found in the simple act of lending a hand or a comforting word in a world of falsehood and delusions.


Elul 3, 5774 · August 29, 2014
Based on letters and talks of The Rebbe,
Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

Reshimat Nefesh Hashefeilah, cited and elucidated in
Likutei Sichot, vol. 16, p. 41ff.

 

Daily Chabad ~ The Giving Relationship

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In a home, in a relationship, in any situation where people work together, each side has to give.
What you give is not so important.
How you give is.
You have to want to give.

 

 

Menachem Av 18, 5774 · August 14, 2014
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
From a letter, 1972 (5732) , printed in Ohr Habayit, pg. 37. See also Hitkashrut, 70.

DAILY CHABAD … Deny the Unreal

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There are things you fix up by doing the right thing with them. Those carry your soul high.

There are things you fix up by not doing the wrong thing with them. Those carry your soul higher than high.

There are things you fix up because you did the wrong thing with them, and then you returned with all your heart. Those carry your soul high beyond imagination.

Yet even these have some reality of their own, some means by which they could be used for good purposes.

Then there are things whose entire being is but to oppose all that is good—to strike fear, to cause despair, to be darkness. To deny reality.

And so, in your your denial of their reality, in your refusal to show them fear, to provide them any ounce of credibility, they dissipate into the nothingness they truly are.

Those carry your soul to its very core and being. And yet higher.

 

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Maamar Natata Lirei’echa Neis 5736

Tammuz 22, 5774 · July 20, 2014
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

 

Daily Chabad ~ On Soul Repair

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How will you fix a soul?

A soul doesn’t need fixing. It needs to be uncovered.

Blind yourself to its muddy crust. Dig deeply and deeper yet, sift through the darkened embers, search for a spark that still shines. Fan that spark until a flame appears, find the mitzvah that will serve as its oil and wick. Until all is consumed in the warmth of that flame.

For empathy is the redeemer of love, and love is the mother of all good deeds.

Hayom Yom, Sivan 1; Tanya, chapter 32
Tammuz 20, 5774 · July 18, 2014
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson