Every person’s heart may be described as “a sanctuary in microcosm, Every act of letting go and letting G-d a step toward our higher power. Every individual must appreciate that he is far greater than his individual self contains the potential to serve as part of a greater fellowship.
How is this potential realized?
When a person develops his own abilities to the utmost, shouldering all the responsibility that he has been given. And when he joins together with others engaged in the same task, thus becoming part of a greater whole. A collective will be incomplete unless it includes every individual, and unless it allows each of those individuals to fully developed himself. Simultaneously, each individual must realize that he will not reach his full potential until he joins with others.
What Lies At the Core?
The possibility exists of forging a unified whole from divergent parts only because each of these components already shares a fundamental connection. Every person is bound by HP. Therefore, despite the differences between individuals, they are bound together by a basic commonalty. Similarly, in the world at large, every particle of existence is maintained by our HP’s creative energy, and this common ground generates the potential for unity.
Keeping One's Balance Sheet
First, an inventory is taken of the resources available, and then a reckoning is made as to how these resources are to be used. These concepts are also relevant in service. First, a person must take inventory; he must know who he is and what he can do. Afterwards, from time to time, he must determine how well these abilities are being employed, and what he has accomplished with them. The sequence is also significant; awareness of the existence of one’s potential serves as a prod, spurring its realization.