Facts themselves are neutral. You do not have emotional reactions to facts. Your emotional reaction is always based on your subjective evaluation of any situation.
When you evaluate something as negative, awful, tragic, or a misfortune, you will feel sad, depressed, miserable, angry, or full of anxiety.
When you think that something does not affect you in any way and are apathetic to it, you will feel neutral.
When you evaluate something as good for you, you will react with happiness and joy.
It takes practice and effort, but ultimately the choice is yours.
Today, try reacting to one "negative" thing with joy.
Love Yehuda Lave
What could have been by Berel Wein
I should not be surprised. If 80% of our brethren chose not to leave Egypt after the empire was decimated. If 80% of American Jews vote for someone the likes of Obama. Stands to reason staying in Europe is the logical step.
As Albert Einstein said in his definition of insanity...doing the same thing over and over again, making the same mistake, and expecting different results.
Kings with Straw Mats - Yogis and Sadhus of the Kumbh Mela FestivalIn Kings With Straw Mats, Ira Cohen is both participant and observer to an extraordinary parade of people on pilgrimage into the heart of one of India's greatest sacred celebrations, the Kumbh Mela. With the eye of a filmmaker and the voice of a poet, Cohen introduces an array of holy men as they gather for the event, which occurs only once every 12 years. The Kumbh Mela traces its origin to a Hindu legend, which tells how four drops of the gods' holy elixir fell to earth from a "kumbh," or pitcher, during a battle with jealous demons fighting in the heavens. The celebration takes place at the point where the drops are said to have fallen to earth. The film examines the event's frenzied blend of showmanship, religious devotion, and madness.
Filmed at the 1986 Hardwar Kumbh Mela, released in 1998.