Brains function like data bases. When something distressful happens, it's easy for your brain to think of other distressful memories. But you have the ability to channel your brain's associations to a more joyful path. Mentally connect minor frustrations to remind you to be grateful for what's positive in your life.
For example, if something falls from your hand, you can immediately exclaim, "Fantastic, gravity is still working for us." Or, if your computer doesn't work as you want it to, you can react, "I'm grateful for my eyesight that lets me see what's happening."
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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