Don't Dwell on Past Misfortunes
The nature of a person is that when he talks about past misfortunes and suffering, he presently experiences more suffering.
A person who constantly thinks about misfortunes of the past causes unnecessary sadness. In the extreme, after one unfortunate event a person can make himself unhappy his entire life -- because he always tells himself how awful life is since that event occurred.
Do not overly dwell on past misfortunes, and you will save yourself much unhappiness.
Love Yehuda Lave
God Knowing the Future
If God is omniscient and knows the future, how can we have free will?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
Dr. Gerald Schroeder, double-Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains:
God knows the end already. God knows the future, but not as a future. Having created time, God is outside of time. In such a dimension, future, past and present are meaningless. They are all simultaneous. The four-lettered Hebrew name of God, Y/H/V/H, is composed of the letters that spell in Hebrew "I was, I am, I will be." The three tenses fold into one eternal "now."
We, however, live in time. So for us, the future has not yet occurred.
Nature gives a hint of what it means to be outside of time. The laws of relativity have shown us that at the speed of light, time stands still.
To our perception, light travels for eight minutes as it moves from sun to Earth. But if we could move along with the light in its journey, we would record that zero time passed during the flight from sun to Earth.
Here on Earth, being inside of time, those eight minutes afford us the opportunity to choose among a variety of activities. Yet their beginnings and endings would appear as occurring simultaneously from the perspective of the light.
In this sense, although totally outside of human experience and so difficult to comprehend, God knows the ending even at the beginning.
Stress Test.....Are you stressed?
What do YOU see??? Maybe it depends on your age.........
Are any of these items moving? Or are they perfectly still??
One teacher said, "I felt like they were all moving..but slowly. Kind of like, they were breathing."
The pictures attached are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.
The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.
Allegedly, criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however senior citizens and kids see them standing still.
None of these images are animated - they are perfectly still.
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