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Daily Lift #253

Awareness Of God Decreases Anxiety

The most prevalent illness of our generation is excessive anxiety. This subject has been dealt with at length by the philosophers and psychologists of modern times. Anxiety flourishes where there is a lack of awareness of the Almighty.

Awareness of God decreases anxiety, as it says: "The Almighty is my source of salvation. I will trust, and not be afraid" (Isaiah 12:2).

(Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe; Shalhevesya, p.55; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.165)

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