Thursday, September 12/ י”ב אלול

Reflect on how much effort I put into worldly matters.  Do I put such effort into the service of Hashem?  Think about the superiority and eternity of the neshama over the lowly and transient body.

Additional insights from HoRav Malinowitz:

How much time, effort, and energy do I spend on transient, ultimately passing matters — and how much blood, sweat, and tears are used up in my avodas Hashem?

We would laugh at a land where the children play with diamonds like marbles, and great attention is paid to the state of the pebbles — isn’t that too often the story of our lives?