Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mussar: iThink - I Should Obey the Law (Avos 1:18)

Rav Turetsky

Driving down a deserted suburban street at 1:00 AM, the still and calm atmosphere comes to an abrupt halt with a bright shining red traffic light hanging in the sky.  The heart sees only green, with impulses to keep going, while the mind locks in on red, demanding a complete stop.  Counter emotions like these breed frustration and aggravation.  How many times during life do things seem to be going so well, so smoothly, so easily, until some sort of barrier or limitation impedes our intended path?  However, if we remember that the world is far better off and significantly safer with the stop lights and speed limits of life – we would likely embrace them, or at least not try to defy them.  

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