DOT... LETTER... WORD...
by Rav Kook
At times, I worry that something that comes into my mind at present is not something new, and everyone already knows it, and I myself have contemplated it, and perhaps also wrote about it.
And as a result the new insight grows cheapened, and not appreciated properly as spiritual pearls that come from the drops of the garden of Eden of the soul.
In order to protect ourselves against this failing, we must know that it is not possible that any idea that blossoms in the soul is exactly equal to an idea that already blossomed in the past. The buds are different in their character.
In the physical world too, nothing is literally the same as its equivalent, and so how much more in the spiritual world.
And so at every time and moment that a new thought flashes into an idea, we must appreciate it and know that this is a new vision, which never before appeared in the world, and receive it joyfully, with humility and holiness, with might and harmony and an abundance of peace.
Chadarav, p. 73
Yaacov David Shulman
New! Jewish Spiritual Growth: The Step-to-Step Guide of a Hasidic Master