A Prayer

Hashem, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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Reliance

“Blessed is the man who relies on God.”  The blessing is that not only does he receive his material needs, but he also binds himself to God through his bitachon. ~ R’ Yosef Yozel Hurwitz zt”l

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Our Only Free Choice

Our only free choice in life is desire.  ~ R’ Lazer Brody

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Close the Door!

This is very strong.

The Vilna Gaon taught that if you are 100% determined to do something good, there is no room for the Yetzer Hara. If you believe you can do it, you will do it!

The problem is we want to keep the door open for our own comfort so we can escape.  But by leaving the door open, we let the Yetzer Hara in!

So close the door to the questions!  You cannot allow in any room for confusion.  Only when you decide to leave that opening does the Yetzer Hara come in.  Close the door!  ~ Adapted from a shiur I heard from R’ Avraham Moyal Shlita

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Eternal Moment

Our purpose in this world is to take a fleeting moment and transform it into an eternal moment. ~ Rav Shach zt”l

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Build that Wall

In morality as in national security, the most crucial job is the guarding of the boundaries. ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l

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The Main Cause

I cannot emphasize enough the principle that whenever you do something wrong, ask yourself, “What fault was the main cause?” By overcoming that fault, you will greatly improve all of your future behavior.  ~ R’ Simcha Zissel Ziv zt”l

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