A common cause of headaches for me is when my glasses are dirty. Everything I’m looking at is in order, but since there’s a smudge on the glasses, reality looks off.
In Shir Hama’alos of Tehillim, golus is referred to as a dream. Objects in a dream are real, it’s the application and rules we apply to them that are unrealistic. Same with golus. It’s a real world with real challenges. It’s the way we view them that will be looked back at as a ridiculous dream.
In golus the strong person is the bully. The happy one, who creates the happiest image on social media, is the kindest person that everyone knows about.
The reality Moshiach will reveal is that self-control = strength. Content = happy. Simply being there for someone = kindness.
We may know this already but we don’t see it. We don’t see the strength, vibrancy and goodness of the soul. We believe it but can’t touch it.
We should do as a good investor would. Stay focused on what you know is true. Don’t get sidetracked by the naysayers and passing noise. And hedge your bets for the big win.
Our ancestors believed and awaited Moshiach in the face of suffering. Our job is to do so in an age of plenty. His footsteps are right outside our door, let us welcome him in.
Wishing you a wonderful Shabbos,