Rabbi Simon Jacobson
How many things do you do on a daily basis, and how many of them are optional? How do you even decide what is important and what is not? How many of your activities are part of your routine simply due to the inertia of habit, conformity, others expectations (real or imagined), fear and other forces that may have nothing to do with what is best for you? When you choose to do something is it driven by what is most vital to your life and the life of your loved ones, or by the demands of others? Do you often feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of different voices inundating and tugging you every which way, fragmented your life into thousands of pieces?