Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's All About the Little Things

I just got a phone call. The phone call was about a video project I have been in the midst of working on. The call was about some changes that need to be made. I have been working on this project since September and it should have been done since...well, September, but due to technical errors and lack of time it took much longer.
This phone call was about some necessary changes. Little ones. Nothing major that we can do without but all the same, nice to have...
And it made me think...
When we are taking on a kaballah, we often want to start with something BIG, COLOSSAL and MONUMENTAL. Something that will make people stop and say, "Wow... what gadlus!" And for ourselves, we want the rights to say, "Look how far I came..."
And sometimes that works...
Most often, it doesn't.
We take on something so huge that we aren't prepared for the ramifications it will have on us and how hard it will be...
So instead...
We take on little things.
I believe it was R' Shach (and I could be wrong) but he once took a kaballah: To read Bircas Hamazon from a Bentcher, looking inside the whole time. Most people consider that such a trivial thing... but then, when we really thing about the essence of Bircas Hamazon, he really took on a tremendous thing! But, it was small enough that he could be consistent in it... and that's why he was R' Shach...
So, yea, sometimes the small changes seem insignificant and tedious, but they create a more beautiful, better creation... whether it be a video... or you.

2 comments:

  1. So true.
    You need to stick to something is practical..because if you take something on and then can't stick with it..it'll just discourage you and make you sing even deeper.
    Therapists utilize this all the time.

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  2. Beautiful thought! Thanks for sharing.

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