In the portion Chayei Sarah, it says Ve’Avraham zaken ba bayamim, “Abraham was old, coming into his days.” The way the words ba bayamin appear in the Torah are translated as, “he was older, full of days.” But that’s not the exact translation; it says ba bayamin, as in the concept of entering into a day. What does that mean? What is the secret here of entering into a day?
Most of us, when we think about our lives and days, think that in any given day, we had, for example, ten opportunities to reveal Light and ten tests to fall, like becoming angry, selfish, or reacting in negative ways. And at the end of the day, we can make an accounting; if we grabbed five out of ten opportunities to reveal Light, then we have that amount of Light. If we feel five out of ten times we have to subtract whatever darkness that we created, then at the end of the day we see how much Light we revealed. read more