Head Toward The Creator And Don’t Look Back
A question I received: Is it worth it to try to correct past mistakes?
My Answer: You are now at some point in your life. Everything that happened to you until now was not done by you at all. You were simply led to where you are now through various twists and turns and different situations. So what can you possibly correct? After all, it wasn’t the present “you” who did all of that, regardless of whether it was good or bad actions.
Let bygones be bygones. However, from this moment on, everything depends on you. So don’t torment yourself for the past; in fact, don’t think about it at all. By so doing, you will only stop your progress forward, like Lot’s wife from the Bible who looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. The most important thing is to always keep moving ahead and holding on to the present moment. Our main objective in the present is to find the means to help us move forward along the path.
I exist, and around me I have an environment which can help me expose the importance of the spiritual goal. I can only reach this goal by attaching additional desires to myself, because that goal is revealed inside those desires. And the only way I can attach those desires to myself is through the Creator, the shared Upper Goal.
Consequently, I have to combine myself, the environment, and the Creator into one point, and do it in the present moment. This is my only task and responsibility. Everything else, including the past, has no relation to this.
Thank you, Rav Laitman. I needed to hear this!
Oh yes…there is none else!