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Rehearsing Confidence

Rehearsing Confidence


Yes, we believe. We believe that everything is in the hands of heaven. And so there is nothing to fret over, whether we fail or succeed.

But when we walk out the door into the cold, harsh world, why does that confidence lack the guts to come out with us?

It is because it hasn’t first walked from our soul into our minds.

If we would take the time to ponder, to mentally rehearse our part, to let that deep faith of our soul sink into our minds and our hearts, then it would be more than faith—it would be a vision, an attitude.

Don’t just believe it is so. Come to know that it is so.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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July 22, 2016
I just read this and thought, YES.... takes practice and rehearsal... as if I had seen it for the first time! except I commented on this in 2012. would that have been without the picture? if so, it made a bigger impact second time around, with reflection and another WOW. gosh and really? :) thanks
July 22, 2016
Rehearsing G_dliness
Like an actor, we pretend to be like someone we do not know.

To be like G_d's character we need to be opposite our nature.
Practice in your mind what that might be like.

Then G_d will participate to bring you out of yourself to realize your vision of a brand new attitude.
Toronto, Canada
August 23, 2012
Kicking yourself
The common mistakes that take place in our lives are failures we should have known better then to have done them in the first place. These failures press down upon our conscience as if to make us aware we are only human, The remind us of that certain things that seems to overwhelm our minds for a moment ans ease off to help re leave us of the burden of that mistake. Learn to look to G-d when this happens. Turn the burden of it on to the LORD and free your mind of it.
Gavri Hanita Hazaka Abir Selek 2nd.
Vancouver, Canada
August 22, 2012
keep kicking - in the right direction
Many times (usually) it is our bad choices or decisions which cause our failures ex. I piled up too many items, therefore I dropped them. I understand that we shouldn't kick ourselves when there is nothing we can do about our failure i.e. we did our best but... However, if failure is due to a mistake on our part (as it usually is), this mindset of "I believe... whatever happened was meant to happen"... could cause us to misapportion the blame.
s d
New York
August 22, 2012
may every experience bring us renewed joy in our Creator for all that He has brought to our attention to learn fromand bring with it more light into His world. G-d blesses all. Praise Him!