“What will I say then?”

In Mindfulness: The New Science of Health and Happiness, Mallika Chopra recounts an anecdote told to her by David Sable:

The great Rabbi Zusya was lying on his deathbed, tears streaming down his face.  When his followers asked him why he was crying, he said, “If God asks me why I wasn’t like Moses, I’ll say I wasn’t blessed with that kind of leadership ability or wisdom.  But if God asks me, ‘Zusya, why weren’t you Zusya?  Why didn’t you fulfill your own highest potential?  Why didn’t you find your inner self?’  What will I say then?”


One thought on ““What will I say then?”

  1. …This is one of the few things that I readily admit haunts me… am I being all the Mark that I am meant to be…(a topic for a future entry, kinda..!)


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