I often wonder about things that go very smoothly in my life, by contrast to other issues, events and relationships that seem to be awkward and difficult, even chaotic.
Do you wonder about the "smoothness factor" in your life, too?
Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz recently said the following, and I am taking it to heart this week:
"Get yourself back into the area of the smoothness factor. Put on your smoothness factor glasses.
See the ease or the dis-ease of various events in your life, relationships in your life and challenges in your life. See the pressures and the pleasures and see how smooth they are, or their lack of smoothness. See them in the light of smoothness, as an indication of business that has been accomplished in previous lifetimes, or not.
And then act upon it with that awareness, that understanding, that consciousness. Then you can re-frame your ability to cope and to respond to immediate challenges, and see them as rectification of previous lifetimes.
This will make your responses more primal and more profound."
Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz