A month full of holy days is a month of pondering meaning and spirituality. Is my life meaningful? What does meaningfulness mean, anyways? Am I connected enough to Hashem? Do I have enough spirituality in my day-to-day? Do I feel inspired by the new year and all the yomim tovim it brings? Where have the holiness, the spirituality, the inspiration in my life gone? How can I bring them back?
These are big questions with bigger answers, but sometimes the best answer is a simple one. Those questions are all up there kinds of questions, but we live down here. According to Chassidus, Hashem didn't create the world and put us in it so we can live up there. That's for angels. He created us to bring his light from up there all the way down here.
Perhaps we feel inspired to bring down his light by asking the big questions and pondering the big answers, perhaps we even feel most connected to Hashem by doing so. But how we feel is different from what objectively is. Chassidus teaches us that the truer way for most of us to connect to Hashem on a daily basis isn't with our heads in the clouds, but with the soles of our feet planted firmly on the ground. It's about bringing Torah values into daily practice through mundane, divinely ordained tasks: mitzvos.Read More