What do you do when life gets really tough? When someone or something is just making you miserable? Or when your inner self is creating its own barriers that stop you from progressing?
When a challenge seems too daunting to confront, some people simply choose to avoid it. The Rebbe Maharash, Rabbi Shmuel, takes a different approach. He would say: “TheWhat do you do when life gets tough? world says, ‘If you cannot crawl under an obstacle, try going over it,’ but I say, ‘To begin with, go over it!’ ”
But what does “go over it” mean, practically? The following possible application comes to mind.
Have you ever made great plans that went down the drain?
Did you ever dream big, only to realize that it was just a dream?
Were you excited about your ambitions, and then shocked, surprised and maybe even defeated when they didn’t come to fruition?
In the beginning of our prayers every morning, we read about the Akeida. It’s the story of a father being ready to sacrifice his only son to fulfill G‑d’s will.
This is how it started.