Live In Joy!

Life Is Short. Live In Joy!

All too often we tend to focus on what we don’t have, rather than the beautiful things we do. See the things you take for granted just as you did in the beginning – before you got used to them and forgot they were there… Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

Occasionally, in our modern way of living, we seem to get caught up in materialistic gratification and forget to invest in our spiritual needs which are just as important to our mental and physical health.

Thinking merely of our physical needs and neglecting the spiritual ones may result in low vitality. The need for spirituality is inherent in each and everyone of us.

The fact that one lives now and here is not coincidental. Hence one should act here and now accordingly, by trying to integrate with his/her surroundings and society as much as possible. One should realize the fact one’s head is above all other organs is not coincidental: Wisdom can take us higher resulting in better life!

The more you give, the more you love. Where love is, no room is too small, so Love a little more. Take some time to see the positive in people and things around you. Then, the Light will surely be brighter… The Key is to LOVE.

It is written In the Torah (The Old Testament) that – “This is the day of light and a day of joy, a day of peace and total Harmony.”

What day does this passage refer to? The answer is; this day – Today – is the only day we have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is uncertain… So live each day to it’s fullest and try to find joy, peace and total harmony in all that you do!


Find a place where you will be comfortable and not be disturbed for about 15 minutes. Close your eyes and visualize you and God walking along a beautiful sandy beach. It can be some place you’ve been before or a beach that you create in your imagination.

Be aware of the fact that you are not walking “after Creator,” as Noah is described as doing in the Bible, nor are you walking “before Creator” as the Bible describes Abraham doing. Instead, you are walking side by side with God. You and God are together, the two of you are one. Take a long walk with Creator. Remember the words of the Psalmists who said, “if you are with Creator you will have no fear.”

As you walk with Creator tell Him/Her what you want. This is the perfect moment to ask the Creator to remove fear from your life so that you can get on with your healing work. Now imagine a feeling of calmness sweeping over you.

You have released your worries, fear, and anger. You have surrendered difficulty and replaced it with Creator’s power. Bask in this feeling of inner peace. You are no longer afraid.

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Rabbi Shai

Rabbi Shai Specht-Sandler is a Jewish and Interfaith wedding and life cycle officiant, singer-songwriter, certified relationship and life coach, published author, educator and motivational speaker.

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