On a daily basis, you must be in constant contact with your mission, that job in this world that only you can do. And yet at the same time you must appreciate the fact that there is a universe in which you don’t exist — not for your families, not for your friends, not for your mission.
It’s a paradox — to realize how special you are and yet to also realize that the tremendous blessings you have in your life can disappear at any second.
Today, ask for guidance in finding your special mission.
Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 25th Nissan, 5769
I heard [from Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonoye] that the Baal Shem Tov once asked him, “Why do you remain in the mikveh for so long? When I go to the mikveh, I just close my eyes once and behold all the worlds.”