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"Laboring to reshape one's inner life"


Each spiritual crisis has its own causes and remedies. 

It is important to remember in every case, however, that such crises are part of the process of religious life, not a negation of it. 

This process entails making one's way from stage to stage, laboring at every point to reshape one's inner life. 

Each upward movement entails a disruption of equilibrium—a jarring experience, to be sure, but a necessary part of the process. 

And the loftier and farther-reaching the aspiration, the greater the possibility of collision and breakage along the way.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Teshuvah, p. 36, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz