Two people who want to have a good relationship need to be
aware of a basic principle: When each one tries to pull the
other to his own direction, there will be conflict and constant
But when people focus on their common goals, the differences
between them will not cause difficulties, and they will have a
Whenever you find yourself about to quarrel with another
person, ask yourself, "What goals do we have in common?"
This way of looking at the situation will make it easier for you
to find a solution that will be satisfactory to both
(see Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler - Michtav MaiEliyahu, vol.4,
p.16; Rabbi Pliskin's "Consulting the Wise")
We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.
Now, in this wise and charming new volume, we learn how to effectively use the massive power of encouragement,
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In Encouragement, Rabbi Pliskin shares meditations and affirmations, inspirational true stories, and his trademark
wise, practical advice. He shows us how our words can help others - and ourselves -- become more confident,
optimistic, and upbeat people.
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
His last 15 books include such titles as: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with
Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at: Artscroll.com.
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