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