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#58622 - 03/26/04 04:34 AM Some wise words about "lashing out..."
kolisha54 Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 475
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
From a wonderful book called "Sacred Therapy" by Estelle Frankel:

"Once, while on the road, Rabbi Isaac of Vorki and his teacher, Reb David of Lelov, stopped in an unfamiliar town. Suddenly a woman approached Reb David and began to beat him, having mistaken him for her estranged husband, who had abandoned her and her children several years earlier. While screaming and hitting Reb David, the woman suddenly realized that the man she was beating was not her husband but a famous Hasidic rebbe who happened to look a lot like her husband. Completely mortified, she immediately began to beg the rebbe's forgiveness, apologizing profusely for her terrible mistake. Instead of getting angry, Reb David responded with words of comfort, saying, 'It's OK, don't worry; it wasn't ME you were hitting....'"

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now... when? --Hillel

#58623 - 03/26/04 04:39 AM Re: Some wise words about "lashing out..."
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Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 770
Loc: Western USA

#58624 - 03/26/04 05:14 AM Re: Some wise words about "lashing out..."
Wifey1 Offline

Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 380
thank you for sharing that --- I so needed that to help heal my torn soul today...
May you be blessed with Peace,

#58625 - 03/26/04 12:22 PM Re: Some wise words about "lashing out..."
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
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What a wonderful story, oh that we all could do just that !


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#58626 - 03/26/04 12:58 PM Re: Some wise words about "lashing out..."
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
\:\) I like that.

I think often of the phrase 'turn the other cheek', and I think that it means to bend over and 'moon' the person!


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"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963


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