What Do You Say to Yourself After Someone Criticizes You?
Imagine that someone criticizes you. Then imagine yourself feeling joyful about this wonderful opportunity to learn something positive from the criticism.
Imagine that you love to hear feedback about what you've said and done or didn't say and do. Positive feedback means that you are on track. Critical feedback means that you can now improve and develop yourself.
Imagine that your self-talk sounds like, "I appreciate and am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to become better. I am grateful to this person for telling me something that will be beneficial for me."
If you actually respond to criticism this way, congratulations! It shows that you have integrated one of the elevated qualities listed in the 48 factors to acquire Torah.
If you are like most people, however, you don't think of critical feedback as one of your greatest pleasures in life. But if you have the inner strength, courage, and honesty to be open to hearing criticism, you will grow more in life.
So what can you say to yourself if you have not yet mastered the ability to love criticism?
One possibility is: "My goal is to constantly grow and develop myself. I love positive feedback. But I can grow from critical feedback. So I will increase my inner strength, courage, and honesty to be open to hear what people say, and to weigh what they say objectively."
You don't have to feel bad about yourself because someone gave you critical feedback. Your value as a person is inherent, because you are a child of the Creator and are created in His image. You have many positive qualities and have done many positive things. Your value and worth are infinite. Integrating this attitude will ensure that your sense of self-worth will remain consistently high.
Love Yehuda Lave
Visiting the Zadicks graves in Jerusalem-the Rabbi Bittons
When Succout was over, my friend Avner Bitton was still in town so we took the opportunity to visit his Father and Uncles' graves in Har Hamenuchat. They were great Zadicks and any time is a good time to pay a call of respect and ask in their honor for a blessing. We then visiting an elderly lady related to them in a nursing home and the next day I went to a Brit. The mitzvahs keep on coming.
Quotes from my sister
If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
I'm very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
If it's the right chair, it doesn't take too long to get comfortable in it.
Robert De Niro
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.
The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.
J. Edgar Hoover
Charles Bronson vs. Muggers
Having equipped himself for self-defense and vigilante justice, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) has a big surprise in store for a knife-wielding mugger on the New York subway, in DEATH WISH.
Israeli digital glasses offer hope of sight for vision-impaired
Revolutionary digital eye-wear under development in Israel projects images only onto healthy parts of eyes with retinal damage.
Mordechai Sones, 30/09/18 11:22
Israeli company ICI Vision has developed digital eyewear with the potential to give millions of legally blind people the ability to see, reports ISRAEL21c's Leoni Jesner.
The company's Orama high-tech glasses are the work of Chaim Chayet, an Israeli optic physicist who was originally creating augmented-reality goggles for motorcyclists.
Working with a friend with damaged vision from a scar on his eye, Chayet realized the technology would have greater impact as a device for vision-impaired people. Partnering with two colleagues and top Israeli eye doctors as advisors, he launched ICI Vision in 2014.
"We approached the technology from the perspective of helping the millions of people with vision problems enjoy a new lease on life and maintain their independence," CEO Tal Lotan told ISRAEL21c.
Orama's "enhanced vision engine" combines artificial intelligence, eye-tracking software, computer vision and other software and hardware, including a built-in 3D camera, to fill in the gaps from loss of vision and optimize the image in front of the user's eyes.
The eyewear is personalized to each user through eye mapping, a procedure that establishes the location of healthy retinal cells.
"Once the extent of a patient's retinal damage has been established, we can build a set of glasses which projects images onto the healthy part of the eye to enhance their central vision," explains Lotan. "No one else is doing exactly what we do."
There's an adjustment period as Orama users learn to interpret what they're seeing, Jesner writes.
"During initial trials, patients were able to recognize faces of loved ones and see more clearly in their central vision. We have a lot of people interested in trialing the product as they have put their hope in our technology as a solution to their loss of vision," said Lotan.
Remembering the Rav ZT"L HY"DJoin us as we commemorate Rabbi Kahane's Legacy on his 28th Yahrzeit at the Yeshiva he founded.
HEBREW LANGUAGE PROGRAM: Thursday 16 Marcheshvan/October 25Starting at 12:00 noon at Yeshivat HaRa'ayon HaYehudi, 11 Shmarya (btwn. Shmuel HaNavi & Arzei HaBira), Jerusalem - Shiurim by Rav Kreuser and prominent personalities3:30 PM - Leave from the Yeshiva to Rav Kahane's grave at Har HaMenuchot, where there will be a short memorial program and Kaddish at 4:00 PM 6:00 PM at Heichal David, Ohaliav 14, Romema - Memorial program featuring speakers connected with the Rav, and sale of books and other memorabilia.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM: Motzei Shabbat Va'era, Saturday night 18 Marchesvan/October 27, at the Yeshiva SPEAKERS: 8:15 PM Rabbi Yehuda Richter: The Rabbi's Torah - The Key to Redemption9:00 PM Lenny Goldberg: Special video presentation (first-time showing) Refreshments will be served. For more information: Levi 050-6556813
Josey Wales: Hell is coming to breakfast
Another classic scene from one of the best Westerns ever made. As with the rest of the movie, it shows the hero's violence does not preclude his kindness or humanity, as he saves two more innocents and takes them under his wing.
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Love Yehuda Lave
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