A great teacher will not only share information, but will impart wisdom as well. These days knowledge is free and you can get a university-level education on Youtube. Wisdom is another matter entirely. A business mentor once had the wisdom to tell me that a certain area of my life was hurtling along like a steam train headed towards a ravine, and the tracks were about to run out. He guided me to take fast action, the equivalent of building a bridge across the valley. I immediately started “construction”.
Where is your “train” headed right now? When we get really honest with ourselves, we often know the truth deep inside, although it certainly helps when the warning is voiced by an external source. Are your tracks strong, or do you need to make serious adjustments to your course? Where is there a potential “cliff” in your life, be it in your relationships, body, spiritual outlook or career & business?
In the ancient world there were differing views of destiny. Ancient Rome & Athens believed in fate. Accordingly to mythology there were three sisters, the “three fates” who decided your future. Ancient Jerusalem believed you could bend your karma and change your destiny, through action (teshuva), prayer (tefilla) and charitable karma-balancing (tzedakah). When Moses warned “you will surely become corrupt..[and] evil will befall you” (Deuteronomy 31:29), it was with the knowledge that the future could be changed.
Look ahead into your future and see if it needs changing it before you get there. Get in touch if you need help. The wisdom is out there. The story of your future can be rewritten today.
Today’s teachings were inspired by Nitzavim-Vayeilech.