Building a spiritual perspective about life and its challenges will free you from self-pity. You'll realize that everything in life is meaningful and purposeful. Even if you don't yet know the true meaning of events, you know that all is for an ultimate beneficial purpose. This awareness makes it easier to cope.
Self-empowered people live meaningful lives. Their suffering makes them kinder and more compassionate. They understand life more profoundly.
People who have experienced difficulties and rough challenges can become the most heroic. Their life stories can be told as heroic models from which to learn.
Even if you have already engaged in many hours of self-pity, you can now think the thoughts of self-empowerment. You are always in the present, so you can select an elevating and empowering thought NOW.
If it is difficult to speak to yourself in an empowering way, it's great to make a sincere effort to do it anyway. It is an important step in the right direction.
Speaking of direction, living in Israel means that everything is relatively close by. An hour trip to Tel Aviv takes us to the Indpendece Hall were the state was declared May 14, 1948. Everything is original like it was included the chairs and art work.
Love Rabbi Yehuda Lave
Slide show pictures of the Indepence Hall where the Declaration of the State was signed
In 68 year this is how far we have come
Don't just mouth the words "never forget". Live them!!
A drone just flew over Auschwitz and captured something incredibly powerful
Filip Muller was a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz—a Jewish slave labourer who was kept alive because he helped take corpses from the gas chambers to the crematoria. One of the very few Sonderkommandos to survive the Holocaust, Muller later described the remarkable behavior of one group of Czech Jews who were being marched towards the gas chambers and were told what was about to happen:
"Their voices grew subdued and tense, their movements forced, their eyes stared as though they had been hypnotized… Suddenly a voice began to sing. Others joined in, and the sound swelled into a mighty choir. They sang first the Czechoslovak national anthem and then the Hebrew song 'Hatikvah.'"
Enraged SS men tried to halt the singing by beating the Jews into submission, Muller wrote. "It was as if they regarded the singing as a last kind of protest which they were determined to stifle if they could." But the SS was unable to stop them. "To be allowed to die together was the only comfort left to these people… And when they sang Hatikvah, now the national anthem of the state of Israel, they were glancing into the future, but it was a future which they would not be allowed to see. To me the bearing of my countrymen seemed an exemplary gesture of national honor and national pride which stirred my soul."
It's been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees...and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? Dumisani Washington, of Christians United for Israel