In the very beginning of our parsha GOD informs Moses to go into pharoe and GOD than tells Moses that he will harden his heart to his requests. This happens time and time again. One can only ask what is going on ? What is the use of even going in to Pharoe and asking to “let the people go”, if there is not even a chance of Pharoe conceding to his request. Moses went to Pharoe time and time again asking to “let the people go” only each time to face failure. The Aor ha Chyim says Moses must have despaired. From here we can obviously learn a number of lessons. Take to heart that like Moses, even when we go on a mission to accomplish something that is in accordance with the will of GOD. We may find that it may come only after great difficulty.We must serve GOD with joy even if the difficulties we face create situations that could lead to despair. We must serve GOD with joy and not despair. We can see from the occurrences in our parsha that the difficulties we face are also part of GOD’s plan. We can grow from such things that “appear” as problems, by drawing joy from GOD’s wellsprings. Thus negating the despair, as we know that this too is GOD’s will. Through this one learns to illuminate the darkest hour, and how to reach deep into the well of GOD’s delight. When one faces “low tides”, hard times one realizes GOD is blessing through withholding his blessing. By this we grow and our soul reaches to its source in the delight of GOD in its root and source. When we need to reach far above to see the light.
It says “and the people took the dough before it was leavened, the kneading troughs bound in there clothes on their shoulders. And the children of Isreal did according to the word of moses and asked the Egyptians for Jewels, silver, gold and raiment. And GOD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Sight referring to Chuchmah (Creative Divine inspiration). As when we make GOD’s will our own. Then being joined with it, so to the will of GOD all around us becomes fulfilled in Chuchmah from which the world is created continually which is fulfilled according to our needs.
From this we see when we take our dough, representing our physical concerns and give them less priority then our spiritual concerns when they come into conflict. GOD blesses us in the Physical in more ways than we can imagine. As Yisrael walked out of Egypt in possession of all its physical wealth.
The dough which was to become matza they put in their garments, on their shoulders. Just as we are instructed by the sages to put the Afficomen (last matzah of pessach seder) on our shoulders and then hide it. The eating of the afficomen is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness). Thus we see when we take our physical concerns as said before and put them aside, as the afficomen is put aside till later in the seder. Then after we are satiated we eat the afficomen which is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness) then we shall inherit the tzphon (hiddeness) of GOD as described in the song of songs “The cleft of the rock, in the secret of the stairs” reaching to the heights of Godly vision yielding the most profound delight. Thus will be fulfilled again as said in our parsha “And it came to pass on that very day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Yhv”h went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night of watchfulness to Yhv”h for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is a night of watching kept to Yhv”h by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.” Thus we will see as our sages say the redemption from the final exile will be like that from Egypt. And may we see the face of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
“ R. Zera says: Come and see how the way of human beings differs from the way of the Holy One, blessed be He. It is the way of human beings that when a man sells a valuable object to his fellow, the seller grieves and the buyer rejoices. The Holy One, blessed be He, however, is different. He gave the Torah to Israel and rejoiced. For it is said: For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not My teaching.”
“ Raba says: If a man sees that painful sufferings visit him, let him examine his conduct. For it is said: Let us search and try our ways, and return unto the Lord. If he examines and finds nothing [objectionable], let him attribute it to the neglect of the study of the Torah. For it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, O Lord, and teach out of your law. If he did attribute it [thus], and still did not find [this to be the cause], let him be sure that these are chastising of love. For it is said: For whom the Lord loves He corrects.”
“Raba, in the name of R. Sahorah, in the name of R. Huna, says: If the Holy One, blessed be He, is pleased with a man, he crushes him with painful sufferings. For it is said: And the Lord was pleased with [him, hence] he crushed him by disease. Now, you might think that this is so even if he did not accept them with love. Therefore it is said: To see if his soul would offer itself in restitution. Even as the trespass-offering must be brought by consent, so also the sufferings must be endured with consent. And if he did accept them, what is his reward? He will see his seed, prolong his days. And more than that, his knowledge [of the Torah] will endure with him. For it is said: The purpose of the Lord will prosper in his hand.”
R. Jacob b. Idi and R. Aha b. Hanina differ with regard to the following: The one says: chastisings of love are such as do not involve the intermission of study of the Torah. For it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, O Lord, and teach out of your law. And the other one says: chastisings of love are such as do not involve the intermission of prayer. For it is said: Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. R. Abba the son of R. Hiyya b. Abba said to them: Thus said R. Hiyya b. Abba in the name of R. Johanan: Both of them are chastisings of love. For it is said: For whom the Lord loves He correcteth. Why then does it say: ‘And teaches him out of your law’? Do not read telammedennu, [you teach him] but telammedenu, [Thou teaches us]. Thou teach us this thing out of your law as a conclusion a fortiori from the law concerning tooth and eye. Tooth and eye are only one limb of the man, and still [if they are hurt], the slave obtains thereby his freedom. How much more so with painful sufferings which torment the whole body of a man! And this agrees with a saying of R. Simeon b. Lakish. For R. Simeon b. Lakish said: The word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with salt, and the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with sufferings: the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with salt, as it is written: Neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking. And the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with sufferings, as it is written: These are the words of the covenant. Even as in the covenant mentioned in connection with salt, the salt lends a sweet taste to the meat, so also in the covenant mentioned in connection with sufferings, the sufferings wash away all the sins of a man.
It has been taught: R. Simeon b. Yohai says: The Holy One, blessed be He, gave Israel three precious gifts, and all of them were given only through sufferings. These are: The Torah, the Land of Israel and the world to come. Whence do we know this of the Torah? — Because it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, o Lord, and teach him out of Thy law. Whence of the Land of Israel? — Because it is written: As a man chastises his son, so the Lord your God chastises you, and after that it is written: For the Lord Your God brings thee into a good land Whence of the world to come? — Because it is written: For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light, and reproofs of sufferings are the way of life.
Tractate Brachot p.5a
Filed under: atonement, injury, Judgments, suffering, why "bad things" happen
I fell and fractured my arm last Shabot. I will tell you why.
Before the Shabbot in the Mikvah as the Ben Eash Chy recommends I made confession for sin under the water. But this time I went into great detail asking to purified from all that I had done wrong. That I should be “white as snow”. Well on Shabbot I got up in the middle of the night prayed till “Yestabach” as I usually do. The rain then stopped. I then ran as I normally do to the “Tefilah”(PRAYER). Right before the mikvah door I fell.
It comes to mind “be careful what you pray for for you may get it.”
I went home meditated and asked the God why this had happened, then I opened the bible at “random” to find the answer. This has been a practice of many sages. It read :
“I will extol you, YHV’H ; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my enemies rejoice over me. YHV’H ELOHAY, (this refers to accusers created above by sins) I cried to you, and you have healed me. YHV’H, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (psalm 30)
It is known atonement comes through suffering as its written :
Rabbi Yuhuda Petiah writes the supernal told him
“The Supernal court in its rulings is not trying to avenge the actions of the wicked, but only to cleanse the levels of the soul of the Just from sins. By which ever punishment will fix and purify them quickly, so they may then enter the Garden of Aden.” (Minchat Yehudah)
The trials of the righteous are explained in Midrash,2 where we are taught that God only tries the righteous because the more one beats flax the more it is improved and glistens as fine linen. He can not do so with a defective vessel as it will break. It is as the sages teach:3 that God tries the righteous, testing them before He confers greatness upon them. Rabbi Yitzchak further teaches us that when man comes to grief through sin and is liable to death by the hand of Heaven, atonement is made by his ox dying, his poultry being lost, his flask breaking, or by his falling and injuring his little finger. A drop of blood flows from it, and this part of his life is considered as the whole of it. These damages are not chance occurrences but the mercy of the Holy Blessed One. 4 Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai shows us that there is also great benefit in our hardships, as God delights in the soul but not in the body. He afflicts the body so that the soul may gain freedom. So we see physical suffering is only to remove a covering from the soul so that it may be more openly revealed.5
2. Midrash Rabba Bereshith 34:2.
3. Ibid. Shemot 1 :21.
4 Zohar 3:46b
5 Bava Kamma 50a.
It is painful and difficult to type.
THANK YHV’H FOR ALL
In the very beginning of out parsha Hashem (God) informs Moses to go into pharoe and Hashem than tells Moses that he will harden his heart to his requests. This happens time and time again. One can only ask what is going on ? What is the use of even going in to Pharoe and asking to “let the people go”, if there is not even a chance of Pharoe conceding to his request. Moses went to Pharoe time and time again asking to “let the people go” only each time to face failure. The Aor ha Chyim says Moses must have despaired. From here we can obviously learn a number of lessons. Take to heart that like Moses, even when we go on a mission to accomplish something that is in accordance with the will of Hashem. We may find that it may come only after great difficulty.We must serve Hashem with joy even if the difficulties we face create situations that could lead to despair. We must serve hashem with joy and not despair. We can see from the occurrences in our parsha that the difficulties we face are also part of Hashem’s plan. We can grow from such things that “appear” as problems, by drawing joy from Hashem’s wellsprings. Thus negating the despair, as we know that this too is Hashem’s will. Through this one learns to illuminate the darkest hour, and how to reach deep into the well of Hashem’s delight. When one faces “low tides”, hard times one realizes Hashem is blessing through withholding his blessing. By this we grow and our soul reaches to its source in the delight of Hashem in its root and source. When we need to reach far above to see the light.
It says “and the people took the dough before it was leavened, the kneading troughs bound in there clothes on their shoulders. And the children of Isreal did according to the word of moses and asked the Egyptians for Jewels, silver, gold and raiment. And Hashem gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Sight referring to Chuchmah (Creative Divine inspiration). As when we make Hashem’s will our own. Then being joined with it, so to the will of Hashem all around us becomes fulfilled in Chuchmah from which the world is created continually which is fulfilled according to our needs.
From this we see when we take our dough, representing out physical concerns and give them less priority then our spiritual concerns when they come into conflict. Hashem blesses us in the Physical in more ways than we can imagine. As Yisrael walked out of Egypt in possession of all its physical wealth.
The dough which was to become matza they put in their garments, on their shoulders. Just as we are instructed by the sages to put the Afficomen (last matzah of pessach seder) on our shoulders and then hide it. The eating of the afficomen is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness). Thus we see when we take our physical concerns as said before and put them aside, as the afficomen is put aside till later in the seder. Then after we are satiated we eat the afficomen which is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness) then we shall inherit the tzphon (hiddeness) of Hashem as described in the song of songs “The cleft of the rock, in the secret of the stairs” reaching to the heights of Godly vision yielding the most profound delight. Thus will be fulfilled again as said in our parsha “And it came to pass on that very day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Yhv”h went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night of watchfulness to Yhv”h for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is a night of watching kept to Yhv”h by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.” Thus we will see as our sages say the redemption from the final exile will be like that from Egypt. And may we see the face of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
Filed under: ethics, providence, teshuva, The God knows whats going on, troubles and complications, why "bad things" happen
From this parsha we can learn many lessons. We are given to see that the ways of Hashem in fulfilling his will are hidden from our pitiful level of Consciousness. We also learn some of the mechanisms involving tikun (fixing of the world) and teshuva (repentance). We also see how Hashem returns sparks of light to their source in harmony.
We know that everything that happens in the world is only directed ultimately by the will of Hashem but much of this most people will never understand. As His way are not our ways and His thoughts are not as our thoughts. We certainly can not comprehend the awsome nature of the intricate workings with in the creation. One would have never thought that Yosef who was sold as a slave would end up running all of Egypt. But everything happens for a reason and that is so to eventually bring our Mashiach and redemption. This will bring the world to perfect harmony. To accomplish this everything must be brought and set in its rightful place of order. To do this we have the process called tikun. We are in this world to make tikun as individuals but also to work on the tikun of our nation of Yisrael and the world as a whole. But this job is not left for us to work alone, but that Hashem through his providence is also making tikun in this world of His.
From the parsha we can get some instruction on how to understand and go about in this process of elevation called teshuva. If a person will do their part the Holy one Blessed is His name will do a corresponding action. As we know a action below is followed by a action above. From this process of action and reaction Hashem gives us many times what we need to do to bring our lives and all else back to proper order. He does this by creating a action in this world that can take many forms, but one most common as we see involved in the story of Yosef’s life is chastisement. The troubles and complications that come to make difficulties in our lives. As we see regarding Yosefs brothers when they came to Egypt. We find Yosef acting harshly towards them accusing them of being spies and thieves. This persecution leads them to realize their faults saying “Hashem has found the inequity of His servents” “We are guilty concerning our brother since we saw the anguish of his soul, and he called to us, but we would not hear. Becouse of this all this has come upon us” We see from these statements that the chastisement brought on Yosef’s brothers by him gets his brothers to feel sorrow for their deed and suffer for it, worry about it, feel shame, humility and ultimately realize that it was not just a coincidence or a random thing of nature that all the trouble befell them, but that these troubles were directed by Hashem becouse of their own deeds (with Yosef). And not only were these things brought on by Hashem but they were a measure for measure response to their own actions. This helps to explain why Benyamin was given 5 times more food then his other brothers as it was becouse of jealousy that the brothers brought their father a evil report concerning Yosef. Now Hashem through Yosef and Benyamin is giving them the opportunity to be in a similar situation but this time not become jealous. By this they partially heal the damage done to their souls.
All the steps mentioned above above from feeling sorry about their improper actions to realizing Hashem’s hand in all that happens are part of the process of teshuva as described in the book “Gates of Teshuva” and many other Holy works. Working with this process one can then by tesuva remove impurity and disorder and accordingly gain in purity and ultimately reach the state that is called Holiness where he has visions, dreams of prophesy and can understand them as they reach ruach ha Kodesh.
In the Beginning of our parsha Yosef tells pharoe what Hashem has told him pharoe’s dream means. In the same way that only Hashem knows the true meaning of a dream, we can see that only Hashem knows fully how the creation operates. It is for us to look around so to see the Holy ones signs and symbols that will direct us to his path of truth so that we will ultimately see the redemption with the building of the Holy Temple with the Mashiach in Mercy quickly in our days.
Filed under: Evil-klippa, freedom and ethics, Torah Politics, why "bad things" happen
President Bush pressed his Road Map upon Israel, his ‘Vision of a New Middle East’ brought about the destruction of Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron. Destruction soon was seen in America from katrina. There are many interesting similarities in these two tragic events, difficult to dismiss as mere coincidence.
Exactly 7 days later, New Orleans USA was devastated by Katrina
exactly mirroring every destructive horror which Pres. Bush’s demands brought upon the evicted settlers of Gush Katif
in the Land of the Creator God of Israel
This world is guided by the PROVIDENCE of GOD there is no coincidence
Close to 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in the Gaza Strip and parts of northern Samaria. Katrina’s death toll is now expected to reach at least 10,000.
America‘s population ratio to Israel is about 50:1. Ten thousand Jews who lost their Gaza homes is the equivalent of about 500,000 Americans who are now reported to be displaced as result of Katrina.
1) ‘Katrina’ sounds similar to ‘Katif’.
4) President Bush is from Texas, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is from Alabama. Together, they pressured Israel to uproot Gush Katif. Hurricane Katrina hit the states in between Texas and Alabama where Bush and Rice are from (Louisiana and Mississippi).
5) Many believe that U.S. President George Bush is selling out Israel to control the price of oil and keep it cheaper for Americans. Bush thinks that he can set the price for oil by appeasing the Arabs. Yet, this hurricane hit right at the oil refineries in America’s Gulf Coast states, temporarily closing down these refineries, which brought UP the price of gasoline.
5) Thousands of innocent Jews were made homeless because of the Road Map. Thousands of innocent Americans were made homeless.
6) We saw the destruction of beautiful quaint homes in Gush Katif that are now rubble. In New Orleans, we saw once charming and quaint homes now destroyed and turned to rubble.
7) The day that Hurricane Katrina hit America, Israel was forced to do the grueling task of digging up the bodies of loved ones in Gush Katif so they could be buried in Isreal. There are now reports that New Orleans had bodies floating around the the city and some older buried corpses also floating up because of the horrible storm.
8) Citizens of Israel were barred from entering Gush Katif, and people were only allowed to leave it, U.S. Authorities barred its own citizens from entering the affected areas of the Gulf Coast. People were only allowed OUT.
9) The loss of Gush Katif has cost the nation of Israel 15% of its agricultural produce. The price tag of many billions of shekels it will cost for the resettling and rebuilding of communities will her. So too, American leaders say the loss of businesses and the price of rebuilding the Gulf Coast will cost them billions.
Katrina, written in Hebrew, has a numerical equivalent of 374, according to a biblical numbering system upheld by all traditional Jewish authorities. Two relevant passages in the Torah share the exact numerical equivalent: “They have done you evil” (Gen. 50:17) and “The sea upon land” (Exodus 14:15).
Four communities in the Northern Shomron (what some term the ‘West Bank’) were destroyed on the altar of the ‘Road Map’. New Orleans also has a ‘West Bank,’ partially destroyed by the storm.
Now the road map wants Israel to abandon the west bank (shomron) to the terrorist Palestinians. This new storm “gustav” has the “west bank” in its sights.
Hurricane Gustav News and Storm Tracking
Gustav more dangerous, will threaten West Bank with flooding
“Surge levels at the West Bank will be at or very close to the crown of the levee and there will be a wave field of two or three feet of waves on top, hitting every six seconds,” Van Heerden said. “A very erosive situation.”
For the safety and well being of the American people, America needs to stop pressuring Israel to further weaken herself and give in to terror
“Those who bless You will be blessed, and those who curse her will be cursed.” (Gen 12:3)
This one one a warning…This one was a warning…This one was a warning
Filed under: emuna-faith, freedom and ethics, providence, self help spirituality, Sneut (modesty), why "bad things" happen
updated July 26th 2016
The judgments by which God runs his world are by no means such a simple obvious thing to understand as mentioned before. For example, God is quick to give the wicked their reward in this world. Since they have no other life. They don’t concern themselves with the eternal life of their soul. Not providing for its provisions, so it can be that God does not either. The righteous is only rewarded with wealth by God when they achieve the ultimate virtue of humility and modesty. Relative to free choice, a primary cause of things not going the way they are ‘supposed to’ is indulgence in pride. At times this shows that the person’s indulging in some form of ego is making a separation above, preventing them from receiving blessing. In Talmud Sanhedrin 109b Our sages mention that one of those supporting the cause of Korach named On, son of Pelet was saved by his wife. She made sure that when Korach came to take Pelet along Korach would not be able to enter the tent as she sat there with her hair uncovered at the entrance of their tent. This show concerning how careful people with modesty at the time of Moses God does not want the possession of wealth to corrupt such a person. A person must work for a living. Not live for a working. Man was made for the soul. This is the true order of the world. How it “works”. To focus on wordly pursuits as an end in themselves turns things around from the true order of the way they are supposed to be to disorder. By nullifying the will of Your body for the will of your soul. You and the world become fixed and the disorder of the world becomes subdued, nullified, and included in the order that will make things‘go your way’. As then things will be “working” according to proper order. When deciding what to do, one gives precedence to the Divine desire. Do His will like your will, and He will do your will like His will. One who knows he has enough is rich. No one needs to use their vitality chasing after accumulating material things they couldn’t possibly use in a lifetime. Its better to spend ones time and energy doing good deeds, by this they will gather blessings. You need to look at your physical occupation as a spiritual pursuit, it can be seen as just another means of linking to God. Do business faithfully. This aids the entire world to come to faith. Brings renewed energy by your work to improve the world. Know as a general principal that if one chases after that which is not meant for him. He loses that which is his own. Don’t chase after the wind. Wealth should not be treasured. Then one won’t be overwelmed inappropriately with desires for possessions. There is a appropriate medium where one works for a living with their trust in God concerning their future. Such a person in their lifetime will find sufficient time to allow them to take enough concern to fulfill what is necessary for the needs of their soul, and not only their body. Don’t get caught up in a false accounting. There is nothing worse than swindling oneself. This requires true objective introspection. You need to take a ‘spiritual inventory’. This refers to taking stock, account, and examining their deeds. Like the way companies invest money in hiring troubleshooters whose job it is to make sure that the business is operating to its maximum potential. How much more so should a person troubleshoot himself to secure his soul’s safety and upgrade its productivity to full potential. Trust in God will give them time long enough to think of the matters concerning their soul. This is where it all starts. This is something most people just don’t find the time to seriously engage in.
The world is regulated according to judgment. We must have right and proper judgment. Through continuous self judgment one draws upon oneself the awe of Heaven. Thus he eliminates the need of judgment descending upon him from Heaven to force one to this awe. A 3 fold cord is not easily broken so always realize in all your thoughts that God is first, last and there is no other. You need to come to peace with your desires. Be careful of excessive desires of things of this world. As when there is a conflict between physical and spiritual desires this clash can interfere with one’s happiness. Numerous varieties of countless combinations of the many forms of worldly pleasures maddens the mind. If worldly interest does not die, true growth of the spiritual being cannot take place. One must shut out those desires and impulses which could damage one’s spiritual and their emotional well-being. Those that prevent you having peace of mind. Then your heart will not be confused, but remain undisturbed. You will then have tranquility of peace within. When your inner peace is disturbed energy is lost. You must work to keep your mind unfragmented, whole and centered. Don’t create in your mind dichotomy by distorted delusions. You must transcend transient trivialities. Develop a new stance of reconciliation between what you want and what we need. Don’t let fallen desire obstruct the freedom of your soul. Know that there is no limits to a mans desires, he will go on desiring. When it comes to the point that he finds he cannot obtain the object of his desire there will be pain. Any time we could locate that conciliatory position, we take a step up the spiritual ladder. By finding peace by being satisfied with one’s God Given lot in life. This make us feel fulfilled. From contentment come happiness. Spread the flag of freedom being the banner of your soul. What a great calamity it is not finding contentment. We must judge ourselves correctly. For on judgment the world turns. Run after justice with all your strength chasing after truth.
Every human faculty can become distorted perverted, or turned to achieve the desired end which is a blessing for the body the soul and society in general. Pride and arrogance form a basis on which rests the evil inclination. Arrogance and hypocrisy and the like, place one far from being able to comprehend the ways of Divine truth. To learn one must make themselves as a fit vessel. To reach the absolute truth you will need to leave your self imposed blindness and falsehoods. It is the empty space in it that gives it its usefulness as a vessel. Don’t be full of yourself. Arrogance only invites problems. One who does not flaunt his wisdom becomes enlightened. One who arrogantly shows off their wealth invites trouble. Blessing only rests on what is hidden from the eye. Don’t boast about your accomplishments, just become successful. Accomplish great thing when they are small. Don’t procrastinate. Later on it may be too hard to do, or you may no longer have the needed inspiration by which to become successful. The mind if not directed is relentlessly active and by one’s animal nature they can become drunk with the wine of desire, this increases its turbulence. After desire has taken possession of one they begin to become jealous of the success of others. Then the demon of pride enters the mind, making him feel all important. Then no one can teach him anything. Special attention should be given to our imaginations as it is the well of our strivings and desires. Many a man has come to misery from unsatisfied desires or the fear of not being able to achieve their desires. Misused imagination can place one in a delusional fantasy world. This can be a big energy drain. There the imagination becomes the greatest enemy of man. It can seduce him to do things which are the worst. Or persuade him to abandon things should be done, and are the very fiber of life. You must eliminate confused dreams. The mind clings to false images it creates. Building up layer upon layer. It is through these one sees the world. This is a hindrance to reaching clear awareness of the truth. the mind is the eye of one’s being. A mind that is confused, as a blind eye. It’s hard to see with the blinders on. Keep your mind detached and whole. Avoid the habitual clinging tendency of consciousness. It is good to dwell on something good but things that only worry or sadden you why hold on and cling to them. Know from sadness, bitterness of spirit one can become like intoxicated with wine, having distorted judgment One cannot let evil imagination lead them to depression. Things are not as they appear. Feeling down? Got the blues? Even from the black depths of pain and despair, life can hand out valuable lessons in compassion, wisdom and love. One does not have to become depressed because of difficult times or sufferings that may come upon us. Nor do we have to let worries ruin our mood. Suffering is meant as a teacher to anyone who experiences it, and also to those who see it or hear about it. The suffering of anyone in the world can serve as a tool to learn lessons that will elevate us. Sufferings come to increase faith. Knowledge is the main comfort from all suffering. It can expand your mentality to a degree that the problem does not bother, phase, or disturb you. Do not worry about what might possibly go wrong the next day. One never knows what will occur. Perhaps tomorrow you will no longer be in this world and you will have worried about a world that is not yours. Don’t accept negative emotions or thoughts such as nothing is fun anymore, feeling lonely, unloved, feeling empty ,feeling hopeless ,feeling guilty or worthless. Being depressed only makes things worse. It even effects our posture and our heath. If one feels like crap they look like it. Depression effects everyone around in a bad way. Depression isn’t fun. These feelings don’t help you out. let them go. Throw them away. Set your mind above worry and vexation. You Have better things to do than contemplate such foolish thoughts as they are ridiculous. When the truth is apparent we can only be astonished when looking at that which we thought was the reality is so far from the absolute truth. Remember God runs the world he has given you all you need. Its those thoughts and feelings that are in error. You must demonstrate some confidence In God and Yourself. What ever the problem or the situation is you will get over it. The world is not going to end.