‘Fear of Gd is the Road to blessing’ – contributed by Darren Freedman

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Hashem and the beginning of understanding is the knowledge of the sacred. For through me your days will be increased and they will increase the years of your life for you. If you have become wise, you have become wise for your own good and if you have scoffed, you alone will bear responsibility.

proverbs chap 9 v10-12

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Where does unhappiness come from?

We are unhappy with our lot in life because we’re disconnected from our ultimate purpose in life. Even temporary success in whatever endeavour we are currently pursuing won’t satisfy us in the long term unless we are pursuing our designated path in life.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

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Search for divine truth

We must establish what’s absolutely true in order to attain genuine satisfaction and inner peace. Pursuing our “own” truth simply means to perpetuate one’s lusts and personal appetites. No one in the world is capable of depending on his “own” truth, even the brightest of individuals. The body’s urges are so strong that they taint the truth.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

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What is our purpose in life?

If I admit that I didn’t create myself, I can’t know on my own what’s best for me. Once I acknowledge that Hashem created me, I am now prepared to seek His purpose in creating me. This very purpose is my true purpose in life.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

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Know where you are

A person cannot begin to attain a goal if he doesn’t know where he currently is. How can you look at a map and reach Chicago if you don’t know whether you’re in New York or Denver. What direction do you go, east or west? We must therefore know where we are in order to know where we are going.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

Life isn’t about pastimes (passing time). It’s about maximising time.

A person’s search for pastimes (literally to pass time) is an indication of boredom and life of emptiness, devoid of direction and purpose. The more someone has direction and purpose in life, the less he has available time. Indeed those fortunate people who know what they’re doing in life are all the time evaluating themselves and their use of time. They have a set of priorities, giving no time to things that aren’t connected to their mission in life, while devoting extensive time and effort to that which helps them attain their objectives. Such people don’t submit to boredom or fall into depression. Every moment of their life counts.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

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Hard Work

“Getting married and making a living” is not the end goal at all; it is a means to an end goal. Marriage and livelihood makes sense only when viewed as aids in fulfilling life’s mission. Getting married is a wonderful mitzvah, but if a person doesn’t view marriage as a way of getting closer to Hashem, why get married? Why serve as a slave in fulfilling the needs of a wife and children. (Conversely) when marriage is a means to achieving one’s ultimate goal, it becomes deeply gratifying.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

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Hard Work

Remember, nothing truly good in life comes without dedication and hard work. To paraphrase our sages, if you work hard for an achievement believe that it’s for real. If it comes easy then don’t believe in it. Remembering this principle can guard a person from all kinds of easy-money scams and dishonest dealings. If something is true it is worth any amount of struggle and sacrifice.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

Look deep into your self to see where your drives come from

Many of the things we enjoy doing stem from the fact they are truly connected with the correction of our souls in this world. Hashem gives us affinities and talents that, when used correctly, channel us in the direction that’s optimal for each of us. Therefore  a person should not dismiss or disregard their personal preferences: we all need to do serious soul-searching to determine if our personal inclinations are the result of bodily lust or of one’s true heartfelt desire. This is in essence King David’s prayer when he says in Psalm 25, verse 5, “Guide me in Your truth” – Please lead me down the path of Your truth, for You alone know the real truth.

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These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

Identify your purpose in life

True ‘self-composure’ and the ability to identify our purpose in life can only be attained through prayer – especially personal prayer. Why? Hashem alone knows each person’s true mission in life and for what each person is best suited. Hashem sees the entire picture and therefore knows which role in the grand universal puzzle each of us plays. Therefore in order to discern which path to pursue, a person must seek Divine counsel and therefore invoke Divine wisdom to advise and direct our every move.

Rabbi Arush, Garden of Wisdom, http://www.breslev.co.il.

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.