The Torah (Vayikra 19:17) explicitly states, "Do not hate your
brother in your heart." Even the simplest person is
commanded not to have envy, hatred, and feelings of
revenge and a grudge. This is such an important and basic
obligation that the Jewish people's failure in this regard led
directly to the destruction of the Second Temple.
Is there anyone you hate without a valid reason? Mentally
visualize that hate melting away. In its place, visualize
compassion, empathy. Now mentally bless that person. Bless
him/her that they should treat you so wonderfully that you are
filled with love for that person
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,
to encourage ourselves and others, particularly when we feel overwhelmed or depleted.
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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