Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The "I"

A person should set aside some time during the day: five minutes, or two minutes - each one according to his ability - and repeat to oneself the recognition of the truth: "Who is the "I"? The "I" is a holy entity, a pure entity. It was created by Hashem. It has no faults; not even a little scratch. And anything I see in myself that is negative (even if there are many such things) is only the garment that is over me." The person must repeat this, and begin to place this in the daily consciousness.

(Rabbi Itamar Schwartz)