"I’ve Got One Hand In My Pocket JANUARY 12, 2013 BY RACHEL http://viaparenting.com/ive-got-one-hand-in-my-pocket-2/#comments
I don’t remember the exact scenery, but I remember the lesson. It was an old Jewish tale about a Rabbi (18th century Hassidic Rabbi Simcha Bunem, thanks google!) who said we each have two pockets.
In one pocket, we carry a note that says, “I am dust and ashes.”
In the other pocket, we carry a note that says, “For me, the world was created.”
There’s a time and place for each of these notes depending on the situation.
Sometimes, we need to reach into one pocket and check our ego at the door, find our own humility and remember that we are but a speck in the universe. At other times, we reach for the other pocket when we’re feeling discouraged or worthless and need a gentle reminder that we are each unique, significant and central to the lives of others."
I appreciate her insight and will keep reading her blog!