Sunday, October 31, 2010

"We must become members of a new race overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the Human Community."

Haile Selassie

Monday, August 2, 2010

Love Unconditionally

What does it mean to love unconditionally? How many people do you love conditionally. In our materialistic society we are always confronted with the quick pro quo ! I say I love him or her, until he loses his job. Or until she turns 30 and I will upgrade to a younger , prettier model . Thank G-d for children, because personally, they have guided me to love them no matter what they do ! Of course it is my job to help them make better choices . Through doing that I noticed somethings about myself ! To be a good parent I have to change for the better ! Do as I say not as I do , was a favorite line of mine ! I felt comfortable for a while saying it ! Once the kids started to mature I figured out that actions speak alot louder then words. So I tried to set an example to increase the chances of my children actually listening to me . I became a better person ! I started to look who were my true friends or who were just there for convenience. Then something dawned on me , Do I offer to help when an opportunity presents itself or do I just keep quiet ! Do I give positive, truthful comments on the good things people are doing or am I always tearing people down , so I feel better ! The old Michael Jackson Song, "Man in the Mirror," was not feeling to pretty ! I decided to change, slowly of course. Deep seated habits that have been ingrained for years are very difficult to change at once. The first thing I did was to make time every morning and read something uplifting and a list of positive mantras. This proactive behavior has helped me start the day in a positive way . It also has made me more aware of how I react in certain situations and that is the first step for change, AWARENESS. Now, through my children and my true friends, I am evolving , evolving to what ? As a direct result of my thinking then choices, I am relearning to Love myself Unconditionally ! Praise Yah ! How have your children helped you become a better person ?

Friday, January 8, 2010


A story from an ancient Jewish text in the Talmud. Once a person seeking enlightenment came to a Rabbi and asked what else he needed to be closer with Shekhina(holy spirit). The Rabbi asked him, " when someone gives you a compliment what feelings are invoked? " The student of awareness said, he enjoyed the compliment. Then the Rabbi asked him, "what he felt when someone insulted him?"
The young man said that it hurt his feelings but that he did not wish ill will towards the speaker. The Rabbi told him , "you will be closer to the light when a compliment and insult will not cause any reaction, then you will know that you have overcome the barrier between Nefesh and Rauch." Specifically, your ego is diminished and more light can flow into the soulplace that one time the ego had mostly occupied. EGO (Eease G-d Out): this concept leads to the question where is G-d ? She is where you let her in ! Shalom