Please listen to this… – contributed by Rabbi Jamie Cowland

When we listen, we open ourselves up to another way of thinking about, or experiencing what we are going through. The Torah is replete with references to listening and what it always seems to mean is that spiritual growth occurs when we open ourselves to another perspective, even if we end up disagreeing with it. Listening means to recognise that in Hashems world we dont have a monopoly on truth, and we dont even have a monopoly on the truth of our own experiences.

Let go of a negative interpretation of your experiences, and suspend judgement as to what you are going through in life is good or bad. When you do that, natural equilibrium returns, connection to Hashem returns, and we find the strength to give again.

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will get. Keep them coming.

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