Parsha Chayei Sarah - Chapter 24 - Verses 28 - 31
Rivka runs to her mother to tell her what had just transpired, while her brother Laban runs to the nose ring, toward something glittering. Laban thought this guy is rich. Laban was only interested in the money. That was his goal/desire/ aspiration. (That is why he ended up where he ended up.)
Everyone in this world is running, it depends on where you are running to and what you are running for. Are you running for materialism, this becomes a deep, dark hole. Or are you running to spirituality which is and an everlasting life. Difference between running for the wrong reason’s vs the right reasons.
This feeling of yearning, and desire for more, was planted in us from Hashem starting with Adam Rishon. In every mothers womb a candle flickers over the head of the baby and we are shown one end of the world to the other. When we are born we can either spend our lives trying to fill this yearning for more with either physicality or with spirituality. True fulfillment only comes from ruchnias. Yes, we can & should have fun, but happiness is the feeling of being full inside, and making the right spiritual choices.
Our learning today is dedicated for the refuah shlemah of Tzlota Rivka bat Chaya Ruchel (the beloved cousin of our GEM sister Janet).