The Small City

The Bottom Line

A battle is waged every day within every human being. King Solomon described the human condition as a “small city” over which two kings are constantly struggling for dominion: the mission-oriented soul and the self-oriented soul, each wishing to impress its vision and goals upon the individual. And as is the case with conventional warfare, the battles are fought in many different arenas, each arena requiring a unique Strategy, style of combat, and ammunition.

Kabbalistic teachings reveal that even those elements that seem to be battling us, they too are praying for our success. Their purpose is only to uncover within us the enormous powers required to defeat them. And in their heart of hearts, they too are waiting and hoping to be vanquished.

A recognition of this truth allows a person to be involved in the most intense of internal battles and remain unrattled.