A Lesson in Recovery
How Do You Learn to Rethink Your Day?
But at the same time, make each day a routine, start with concentrating on the purpose of your life at the beginning and end of the day. It may be tempting to change your life all at once, but slow, steady progress is always more effective than a “crash course.” Make each day meaningful, and the days will begin to add up. Remember, even the longest journey can only be completed one step at a time.
Many of us have learned to look at each step — at each day in our life — as an almost inconsequential side trip that is disconnected from any larger journey. But the secret to any journey is to fix your eye on the destination and to keep traveling steadily toward it. Veering off, even for a short while, is at best a loss of time; at worst, we get confused and find it difficult to return on course.
Remember that in the journey of life, your body is the vehicle, but your soul is the compass. By following its voice, you remain focused on your destination, and each step — each day — brings you closer. How you live today determines how you will live tomorrow. The very next thing you do, no matter how small, will determine the rest of your day and, ultimately, the rest of your life.
It is never too late to start living your life meaningfully.
By Rabbi Menachem Mendle Schneerson aka: ‘The Rebbe’ (I wonder if we should move the “by line” to the top of the essay.)