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.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Two trees
One of them had thin roots
and was easily impacted by
the wind.
The other one had a strong
foundation and stood strong.
The wind had very little impact.

In life, it is very important that we have a strong foundation. Some of us are given this and some are of us are not, sadly. However, we can try to build it up by seeking a supportive mentor to ask questions to, or receive advice. Or go about it ourself and find information to strengthen our emunah and connection.

When one doesn't have this strong base, then any "wind" that comes their way, for example, something upsetting, might make them fall. However, with a good foundation, the person stays up, even when there's a lot of 'wind', their basic knowledge and belief remains intact. This is why it's important for parents and teachers to give this to children.
In a recent article, someone mentioned that it's not enough that we have an external belief, inwhich we believe because that's how we're taught. We need to make it our own by thinking about it and comming to our own conclusion about the truth of Torah. And educators should accept questions and give answers in order to help strengthen emunah.

Lets keep striving to search, think, learn diff things and grow

here are some good links to help us with our spir growth

This site has many different topics to pick from
The Shmuz
And the forum where you can discuss things
Click here

Another site with many great topics
And their discussion forum
Click here

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