Early one morning, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was walking in the marketplace. A man he knew came running by. The Rabbi stopped him and asked, “My dear friend, where are you running to so early in the morning?”
Short of breath, the man huffed, “I am running to my livelihood.”
The Rabbi responded, “And how do you know that you are running towards it, and not away from it?”
The fact that we are running does not necessarily mean that we are going in the right direction. Often, when we are most disconnected, we are running the fastest. There is a grasping feeling like trying to catch hold of something that keeps slipping away.
When we feel this, it is a sign that we need to slow down. Tune in to our inner compass. Consider which direction is our true North.