The Baal Shem Tov once said that our biggest slave driver or Pharaoh is all our yesterdays. When we allow the past to define and limit us, we become slaves to a fixed self-image, an idol of sorts. Who we have been is what we think we will always be. To be a slave in Mitzrayin is to become so entrenched in one's known, limited identity that one loses touch with the mystery of becoming. Without the power to dream and imagine, we cannot grow.

Estelle Frankel, Sacred Therapy