Sunday, 11 December 2011

Growing more now than when in Kollel

by Chesky (See all authors)

I am a yungerman, who after spending many years in kollel, is today in the working world. I tried to the best of my ability to ensure that the transition to the work-world would not compromise the standard of Yiddishkiet I had lead when I was in kollel, and for a long time I was generally successful.

However, the battle to preserve one's spiritual level in the working world is ongoing, and after a while my defenses began to wear down. This intensified when I discovered the Yetzer Hara of the internet. Without going into details, suffice it to say that this unleashed all the taavos which had been less prevalent or more controlled while being in the Beis hamedrash.

All this changed when I had the Siyato dishmaya to find Guard Your Eyes, and today I wonder if I perhaps I have more of an opportunity to develop myself spiritually because of GYE than I had while I was learning in kollel.

I have no words with which to thank the administrator and mentor of GYE.

Today thanks to GYE, I and many others have acknowledged and recognized that maintaining our spirituality among the nisyonos of today's world is the most important thing in our lives.