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Daily Lift #84

You Can Always Improve

Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz frequently said: Be especially careful if you feel you have gone down in your spiritual level. There is danger when one feels he has failed spiritually. He is likely to give up completely, and in panic might commit many wrongdoings.

Even if you feel you are on a low rung, strengthen yourself wherever you presently are. If you take an optimistic view of your situation and feel confident that you can improve, you will be able to elevate yourself.

(Sichos Mussar, 1971/13; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.219)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) mysteries, August 17, 2009 7:46 PM

No option

If one is on a spirtual path then one should try and be positive and not feel a failure. To have progressed thus far one should reinvigorate themselves. Giving up and relinquishing all hopes at any time is against the human spirit and against humans being a part of creation.

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