Achieving the level of serving Hashem with every act we do throughout our day, is closer than we may think.
Keeping the mitzvos, doing teshuva and serving Hashem are easy and natural for a healthy soul.
The sound of the shofar represents the appropriate mixture of feelings one should have on Rosh Hashana.
On Rosh Hashana its decided what each day of the year will bring us. However, how we percieve it is decided every day.
Our soul once heard the beautiful song of Hashem. Our life on this world is spent seeking to hear that song once again.
With all of the Torah's complicated intricasies, we must not forget to work on simply "knowing Hashem"
Life is a cosmic game of "Hide and Seek" with Hashem. Elul is a time to reinforce our commitment to never give up seeking Hashem.
Regret and Guilt are cleansing agents that Hashem sends to the righteous.
To truly empathize and inspire someone else, we must view their issue as a mirror of ourselves.
The hard-to-understand mitzvah of "Shiluach Hakein" teaches us to never let go of even the smallest of mitzvos.
The mitzvah of "making a fence" has lesson deeper than just putting a fence on a roof.
We maybe doing a lot more than we realize when we choose to forgive those who wrong us.
A true mentor has a sensitivity to his own shortcomings and weaknesses.
In golus, Hashems presence is no longer with the Bais Hamikdash. Its with every jew, wherever we go, He goes.
Teshuva is beyond a religious concept. It happens when a person or a society tries to improve and become better than before.
It is within our grasp to tip the scales of individual and collective judgement by helping, caring for and about, seeing eye to eye and loving fellow Jews.
It is a rule of nature to want to grow, to improve and become a better reflection of one's previous self.
When one gives up on his spiritual potential and growth to give to and be available to other, Hashem rewards him accordingly.
Returning and coming closer to Hashem is not just a laundry list of do's and don'ts.
The beginning of teshuva is to clarify who we are and our purpose. The rest is just details.
We have to take full responsibility for every choice we make, even if Hashem, on occasion, has to steer us in a different direction.
When in difficult situations and phases in life, it is imperative to remember that this too shall pass.