Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Parshischo said that every person should have two slips of paper in his pocket.
On one should be written: “The world was created for me.”
On the other should be written: “I am but dust and ashes.”
The trick is to have the wisdom to know which slip of paper to read at the right time.
Sources: Simchas Yisroel, p.41; Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s Gateway to Happiness, p.126
2 thoughts on “Quoting: Have the World in your Pocket”
Sounds hard! Happy New year James
Yes, it is, but it’s a classic theme in religious Judaism, the fact that God has created the world with each of us in mind and that we have a purpose, but also that we must be humble, not only before God, but sometimes with other people. Think of it as a lifetime project. Happy New Year to you and yours.