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October 3, 2011
October 9, 2011 4:06 AM
All aboard the ARK
It's after Yom Kippur, but it's never too late to repent, or to work on yourself, so I'm contributing my thoughts. I actually saw a bit of this movie (by default). The most inspiring thing I saw was at the end. The angel(?) tells this guy that the word ARK stands for "acts of random kindness". I think that's the best way to prove to G-d that you're serious about wanting to be a better person. When you put others before yourself or give them a bit of yourself (your time), you make this world a more positive place. It makes you less self centered and actually makes you feel better about yourself. It becomes a cycle of good. You also inspire others this way. When you become more aware of those around you, there's less to repent for. You become more aware of your impact on the world, so you're less likely to do something negative. When you do, for some reason, do something negative, it's likely to bother you more. Regret is the best way to approach repentance. So, acts of random kindness, (ARK) are the best way to save yourself and the world.
October 6, 2011 1:02 AM
pls post this
October 4, 2011 1:46 PM
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"
All have fallen short of the Glory of our Master. Quit hiding from your faults, make teshuvah, dream again of doing your very best to bring honor to the Name of G-d. After all you are the bride. Quit your moping, whining and lashon harah. Stand up straight in the presence of your King. His ways are right and just and His Chesed is abundant.
October 4, 2011 5:45 AM
I think just being honest with yourself. Shame and guilt get in the way of true honesty with oneself. We all sin and make mistakes. We don't all admit it to G-d, our families and ourselves.
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