As we learned in the Bible this week:
- In self-mastery one cannot wait for the war to come to you – you have to take the initiative, go out, and wage war on your terms
- That means to go out of your way, not just encounter your weaker self in the process of actual life, but take time to to introspect, recognize and correct - mindfulness
- I am practicing all these principles with my new found awareness that food is a drug. I treat it as such.
A real cardiologist friend of mine who reads my blog daily wrote me that the section in this past Thursday's blog on how many glasses of water to drink during the day and at what times to drink them to maximize health benefits---was pure hogwash. So obviously take the water info with a grain of salt or at least a glass of water.
7 Ways to Worry Less
Don't worry, be happy. 7 great quotes with photos.by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
1. "You wouldn't worry about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." Eleanor Roosevelt.Worrying about what other people think about you is unproductive and illogical. Most people, most of the time, are thinking about themselves, not you. So don't waste your time.
2. "We worry about tomorrow like it's promised." Anonymous.We don't know what tomorrow will be like and no amount of planning and worrying can control life's unexpected turns. Just do the best you can today.
3. "Be happy not because everything is good but because you can see the good in everything." Anonymous.There is good in everything and in every day. Search for it.
4. "If you try to be something you're not, you'll end up being nothing." Anonymous.Don't pretend to be someone you're not and anxiously live as a fraud. Be yourself. All other roles are taken.
5. "Some things are not important."A huge amount of energy is typically spent worrying about details and situations in life that, in the big scheme of things, don't really matter. Let go of the what ifs, the playbacks, the myriad little things we worry about. Move on.
6. "If you want to know how rich you are, find out how many things you have that money can't buy." Anonymous.We forget how many priceless things we have in our lives. Make your list and appreciate them daily.
7. "God knows what is better for us." Rabbi Avigdor Miller.We often worry when our plans take an unexpected turn or we are challenged in a way we would have never chosen for ourselves. The best antidote to worry is recognizing that God has a plan for each of our lives and despite our own ideas, He always knows what is best for us.
WHY ATHLETES CAN'T HAVE REGULAR JOBS
1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model:
"I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me."
2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season:
"I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.."
3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skin's say:
"I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,"
Matt Millen of the Raiders said:
"To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."
4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins:
"He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings."
5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh :
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.."
(Now that is beautiful)
7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:
"You guys line up alphabetically by height..,"
And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle."
8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison:
"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton ..."
9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker:
"That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."
10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota:
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is."
11. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice:
"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt.
(I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)
12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player:
"I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?'
He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"
13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D:
"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."
14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford:
"I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious."
15. Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded:
"Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."Rabbi Yehuda Glick has produced a new guidebook -- 'Arise and Ascend' -- to the Temple Mount.By: Hana Levi JulianPublished: August 27th, 2015
"Arise and Ascend: A Guide to the Temple Mount" is already in print in the Russian language. Glick is now in the process of raising funds to publish the guidebook in Hebrew and English.
The book, written by Dr. Meir Antopolsky, is a joint effort between the Foundation and the Meeting Place Association of Jerusalem. According to a release sent to media by Glick's Foundation, the goal of the project is to make the Temple Mount "accessible and meaningful to its visitors and to the millions of people around the world who want to learn more about the site," the holiest in Judaism and third holiest in Islam.
The first advance copy of the book was presented by Glick to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a meeting during which the two discussed the present situation on the Temple Mount.
"He who does not study and understand his past misses out on any understanding of the present and the future," Netanyahu said during the meeting. "This is the only way we can really understand the connection between the people of Israel [and] Jerusalem."
The book is researched from historical, archaeological, religious, and Biblical perspectives. It leads visitors on a self-guided walking tour in a path that Glick says is intended to preserve the sanctity of the Temple Mount.
Included are maps, time lines and color photos, and the book cites scholastic as well as Biblical and Talmudic sources. The text draws from historical accounts, archaeological records and scriptural verses to reconstruct the site as it was in the past and to explain its present condition.
Also included are introductions by "moderate" personalities from each of the three monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Each of the three is controversial in his own right, but each also has a mammoth worldwide following.
Israel's Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of the city of Efrat in Gush Etzion, is known for his interfaith activities and his tolerant views. "According to the Bible, the Creator and Master of the world has a 'dwelling place' in this world. The Holy Temple in Jerusalem – the City of God, the City of Peace (shalom), the City of Wholeness (shalem) – is ultimately to be the source from which teachings of love, morality and peace will extend to all the families of the earth (Isaiah 2, Micah 4)… The Guide to the Temple Mount is a user-friendly handbook that carefully examines the present reality on the Temple Mount and through it provides glimpses of the past and a vision for the future," Riskin writes.
Istanbul-based Islamic scholar and prolific author Adnan Oktar hosts a satellite television talk show on A9TV. He, too, is known for his interfaith work and tolerant ways. "The Temple Mount is a holy place that we wish to be the abode of love, peace and brotherhood," Oktar writes. "We pray that this site becomes a peaceful place where we can express our faith, allegiance, submission and love of God.
American Pastor Keith Johnson is also well known around the world for his moderation and particularly for having founded the Biblical Foundations Academy International. "I pray that all who make their way to this sacred place will interact with the historical, archaeological, and biblical information in this book and personally experience the promise of the One who said, 'I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually." (1 Kings 9:3)
"Arise and Ascend" is dedicated to the memories of Yitzhak and Talia Imas, who were killed by Arab terrorists in 2010 and who were among the earliest advocates for freedom of access and prayer on the Temple Mount. The couple spent many years learning and teaching others about the Temple Mount's importance to Israel.