What words do you live by?


Truly, nothing stays with me as consistently as in lak’ech, ‘I am another yourself.’ But I do not maintain that lots of the times, in terms of resenting or blaming others, seeing them as less or better than I. I am totally fallible.

For the past year I have been saying something sort of childlike, in many situations, sometimes aloud but as much to myself: ‘I’m doing the best I can.’ It seems like something I didn’t recognize earlier on.