A blog post for thinking about what matters. Doing so improves your emotional fitness, but also helps you stay on track for honoring The Mission. What is the Mission? All sages and religions agree The Mission is treating others as we want to be treated. Here is video by the Aish Denver Young Rabbis known as the Joi Rabbis that discusses what matters and The Mission.
Remember to find time every day for Thinking About What Matters, and when your version of the weekend comes, expand that time. Some do it with religion, which is an important emotional fitness life-line for many. For me that means studying Torah over the weekend. If I cannot go to shul, I can read Torah and books that help me think about what matters. For those who are not religious, it might take an extra effort to focus on what matters. That is why I propose finding daily quiet time and extended quiet time when life gives you a weekend.
As is my custom, here is my Shabbat reminder. The blessing is one I heard as a child when I attended Christian services. That made me aware of some of the universalities of much religious thinking. Later I discovered that all philosophies and religious urge treating others as you want to be treated.
May you walk in peace and may the light of love shine in and through you, now and forever
No matter what your beliefs about a higher power, a day devoted to a simpler life is strengthening. To me that means thinking about what matters, not spending money, not working on any commercial ventures, not using my beloved computer, turning off the cell phone, connecting with friends, nature, my G-d. Create your own version, your life will improve.
Try to spend one day a week without traveling; turning on the tv, radio, or computer. Doing so practices kindness for our planet. Try it you might like it.
Signing off soon. Blog posts start again Monday.
For all you do to share and care, thank you.
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