Vayeshev 5761

Tora - Torah

Parshat Vayeshev 26 Kislev, 5761 December 23, 2000

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Joseph (Yoseph) knew who he was and no one could shake his sense of what was right. He knew what he had to do in life and he had the tools of character and leadership to accomplish it.

It’s distressing how often we lose sight of our priorities and go astray in our lives. In the martial arts, we need to know what we want to achieve and how to get it.

In life as well, we need to know what we want and how to get it.

It’s not easy. All sorts of attitudinal junk gets in the way. We’re often too busy comparing and competing with someone else’s progress that our fear and complaining and excuses get in the way of our own development.

Take some time each day. Be silent. Be mindful. Remember who you are. Remember what are you doing. Remember how are you going to do it. And then do it.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah.

"Tora-Torah" is a weekly column on Parshat Hashavua with insights into the inner aspects of the Jewish martial arts as founded and taught by Grand Master H. I. Sober in the International Tora Dojo Martial Arts Association. The copyrighted 'Tora tiger' logo is used with permission of Prof. H. I. Sober.
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