Spiritual awareness enables us to hear and understand the Creator's personal messages to each of us, as the elements of our environment relay to us all day long. A lack of spiritual awareness is like being in a foreign country where you don't understand the directional signs...
Did you ever stop and ponder Hashem's magnificent creation of Planet Earth, with all its wonders like the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and much more? That vast Planet Earth of ours is only a miniscule part of the solar system, and only one-millionth the size of the sun. Yet, our entire solar system is like a grain of sand within the Milky Way Galaxy, which in turn is like a fleck of dust within the vast super-galaxies that extend beyond our imagination. Now stop and think: Hashem momentarily turns aside from His entire vast universe to create a rain drop, make a flower blossom and help a newborn chick hatch out of the egg. Imagine what He does to perfectly direct every tiny facet of our lives in mind-boggling Divine Providence. Why? Because He loves you so very much, more than you can ever imagine.
This is the second functional fitness film of the "Brodie meets Brody" series, where world-class exercise physiologist, strength and cycling coach Menachem Brodie (NSCA-CSCS, USAC-PBT) teams up with Senior Fitness Trainer, Health Coach and Nutritionist Rabbi Lazer Brody (CHC, CPT, CHN) to show how both women and men can maintain a healthy lower back at any age. Most important, we learn how to avoid the day-to-day back injuries the come from improper lifting and learn the right way how to pick up a baby. A must-see:
Spiritual awareness is one of life's most vital assets, but surprisingly few people have it. Spiritual Awareness is the key to tranquility. Once we become spiritually aware, we easily overcome anger, stress, anxiety, and depression and we pave the way to phenomenal personal growth.
Maybe you think you're having trouble losing weight because you eat too much, you snack too much or you don't get enough exercise. Surprisingly enough, overeating, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise are not always the culprits that prevent a person from losing excess weight. Have you ever heard about cortisol? That's the stress hormone, public enemy #1 to body and soul. Here's how to get rid of it.
The reason people are delayed in shidduchim is because of one of two reasons: either their egos get in the way, or they want something that Hashem doesn't want for them. Hashem wants us to look for a good heart, good character, emuna, piety and modesty. But when a person looks for the wrong thing, they miss their train and end up waiting for the next train and it just might not come so fast. Today's podcast casts a whole new light on the subject of shidduchim, dating and marriage.
Israeli society has been torn apart since the recent election, and the verbal venom and hate legislation in the government and Knesset are unprecedented. What's worse, this is the time of the notorious Nine Days before Tisha B'av, when we need national unity more than ever. None of Israel's different political parties represent the true nation of Israel or national unity; that's why I don't support any of them. In stark contrast to them, I'll tell you a moving story from my army service days about my unit in the IDF that portrays the real nation of Israel, the Israel that is about to bring Moshiach.
"If we knew that a rare gift was concealed within our difficulties, we could laugh; but with emuna, we start laughing even before we discover the gift."
An old parable about a donkey in trouble gives us a different perspective on life's difficulties. Here's two-and-a-half minutes of encouragement: