“Everything you do, every prayer you utter, every intention you form, every act of compassion you perform, ripples out from the center of your being to the end of time… At the same time you become aware that you also stand at the end of a long chain of consequences. Many things are beyond your control. They are part of a process that was set in motion long ago. You find the idea of this unbearable.
” Rabbi Lew, This is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared