Thoughts: Fooling Around
As we age and live life with all it has to offer, whether we like it or not, to experience different sensations that compels one to grow, and thereafter becomes an act of impelling oneself through what has been learnt. We build our own set of beliefs by learning from our own history and mostly through the history of others and life.
Very so often, we are inspired by another who has lived through life in their own right. We connect with their thoughts, their ideas, their beliefs. And we as interconnected beings, continue to spread this light in the world of darkness.
One of the many things I belief is being true to oneself.
It’s a form of self-respect ~ with it, it helps us to keep check of our own actions, because what we do affects another entity. We should be true to oneself and in that, it ripples out with how you act, think, and behave. But at the same time, we should not be callous with our words and actions.
I find the following words spoken by 1Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch who told his son before his 2bar mitzvah one of life’s fundamentals of being a responsible adult in a nutshell.
“Three things you must know to be an adult:
1. Don’t fool yourself
2. Don’t fool others
3. Don’t let others fool you
– and do it all without trying to impress anybody.”
Have yourselves a wonderful and fulfilling weekend with your loved ones!
XO JR ❤
1 – Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch, fifth leader of Chabad-Lubavitch;1860-1920; founder of the Tomchei Temimim yeshivah in Lubavitch in 1897, famed for his profound analytical treatment of Chabad chassidism
2 – A Jewish boy who reaches the age of thirteen, the age of adulthood in Jewish life, thus becoming religiously responsible for his own conduct; also refers to the event marking this milestone