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Daily Lift #892

Put Troubles in Perspective

A great percentage of many people's suffering is based on illusion. People feel they have problems and difficulties, when in reality the problem exists solely in their minds.

When you have a problem, ask yourself, "How would I view this problem if someone else were in this situation? Would I consider this a valid problem or not?" This can help you gain a more objective perspective.

(Michtav M'Eliyahu, vol.3, p.246; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.237)

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Visitor Comments: 3

(3) Anonymous,, June 14, 2010 11:51 AM

What does (2) and(1)mean? and why didnt anyone anser my question?

(2) Anonymous, June 8, 2010 1:25 PM


What about physicel pain, and what do you mean its just an ilusion?, as yes they go away, but at that moment you stil feel it. thanks for ansering this and giving us all the opou=tunity to ask questions

(1) Anonymous, June 7, 2010 12:41 PM

Another pearl of wisdom

Thank you for this pearl of wisdom. Your Daily Lift and Growing Each Day are the first two pages I open when I open my computer. These treasures of wisdom are food for the day. With respect to today's Daily Lift, I always wondered if we have a suffering self that we need to let go of sometime in life. We have many small selves that we form along the way and I have always felt that one of them is a suffering self. They all have a purpose but sooner or later they need to be let go of. I wonder if this suffering self is not something that we let go of in our middle age or later? I would love to get an opinion on this. Many thanks.

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