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Daily Spiritual Inspiration – Today's Message

 

 

Right Now


. . . I see that I have written a good deal about pain. This is no coincidence. It may be different for others, but pain is what it took to teach me to pay attention.

In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Each moment, taken alone, was always bearable. In the exact now, we are all, always, all right.

Yesterday the marriage may have ended. Tomorrow the cat may die. The phone call from the lover, for all my waiting, may not ever come, but just at the moment, just now, that's all right. I'm breathing in and out. Realizing this, I began to notice that each moment was not without its beauty.


From, "The Artist's Way",
By Julia Cameron

Anger and inner calm


"Anger is an exceedingly negative quality, and one should make every effort to keep far from it. One should learn how not to yield to anger even when anger might be appropriate to a situation . . .

If a person wants to impress members of his immediate family or the community by expressing anger, it is best hat this anger be a simulation, proceeding from inner calm."

This particular recommendation of Maimonides is among the most difficult to live out, since we often do feel angry. In such cases, what shall we do? Obviously, admit the anger! No pretending or fooling oneself: make the anger explicit to yourself, bring it fully to your own attention, look carefully at it.

One might ever ask a few questions about the anger, especially questions directed at the issues in relation to oneself, for often we become most angry about traits or characteristics or actions which have a special inner connection with ourselves.


From, "The Loving Rebuke",
By Rabbi Everett Gendler
A National Jewish Resource Center publication

 

 


 

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