In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Be careful

I was reading something and the person made a good point in regards to actions and consequences. We should each try to be careful with our actions, and if we do something wrong, we should take responsibility for it.

We learn in diff sources like Pirkei Avos and Missilas Yesharim about being cautious and staying away from bad activities that will cause us trouble.

Sometimes, the evil inclination tries to tempt us and make us mess up. But we can and should try to overcome it. This way we improve in our self growth and become better than before and move forward.

Also, I feel that just like we want others to be understanding of us and that we're just human, we should also be understanding of others, they're just human too. However, we still need to pause and think clearly about what we are about to do and what the consequences might be. - Sometimes, we might become confused because when we want something, the evil inclination helps to justify it. There's a story I heard from a lecturer about a soldier in the desert who thought he saw water, but it was just sand. His friend tells him, if you see the sun in it, then it's water. Sure enough, there was no reflecting sun. So too, we should ask ourselves if this activity we're thinking of has Hashem's reflection in it. If it doesn't, then it's not a good idea.

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