Pesach is coming!!!!!!
The holiday of freedom, we can gain so much here.
Yes, I know the teachers didn’t realize being free should mean no reports and homework over the next 2 weeks…but hey, nobody asked us!
Every holiday is a chance to grow and become higher, to open up our wings and soar over all the hardships and technology and horrible things going down here on earth…
And Pesach is about being free, seeing where we are, realizing what’s pulling us down, and freeing ourselves.
Maybe for our own slavery we made for ourselves without realizing it…or a different type of slavery…
Let’s take this idea into our generation.
Many people seem to be slaves to their phones, computers, Facebook, twitter, instagram, email, texts, favorite TV shows, iPods, cameras and so on.
Do you own one of the above objects?
Is it possible for you to leave the house without it? (Besides on Shabbos and Yuntiv)
I’m not telling you to let go of your electronic device, but maybe realize that you are a slave to it, and that’s not something you want to be….
Here are some tips I saw on a blog post on Yaldah!
- Set aside a specific day of the week when you don’t allow yourself to bring your device with you (a day of the week other than Shabbos!). If you can resist bringing the device for that day for a few weeks, great! If not, try to minimize the goal and increase it week after week, as you get better and better at it.
- Tell an adult or reliable friend to keep an eye on you, and to keep you from instinctively reaching for the device. Eventually, though, you may want to stop using this technique, because after a while, you should be able to watch yourself, not your friend watching you!
If, however, the top three don’t work, and you still feel that your device is grafted to you, you may want to ask an adult to confiscate it from you. That may sound ridiculous- telling someone to confiscate your own privilege! But a tip is a tip, and this one can be very effective.
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Technology was meant to serve us, not vice-versa.
Sometimes it’s hard to think about the future, especially when you don’t want to…
But think about it, who is going to care about your posts, and that game twenty years later, what is your time in this world meant to be used for???
We are allowed to enjoy and take a break…but it shouldn’t be your life, it should just be a break…
It reminds me of a book I read, about a world where you could go into this place called the life pyramid, I think. In the life pyramid they put you on a stretcher and into a room with wires attached to you, and suddenly, you could be anywhere you wanted to be.
Imagine living in your own fantasy land where you could control everything? Well, that’s what they would do, and eventually, everyone wanted to do and no one came out, and they all just died….because they loved their fantasy without challenges.
Life is meant to have obstacles and challenges, and WE are meant to use them as stepping stones to reach greater heights.
It’s halfway throught the year, a little early to be thinking about Rosh Hashanah and Yom kippur, but this is also a perfect time to re-evaluate.
Where are you coming from, what your goal is for this year, and if you’ve reached it, or even improved…
You still have another half a year! Each day is an opportunity for a new start, each moment that you mess up, don’t say: “Ugh, forget it, I’ll try to be prefect starting next week” NO, NO! YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOW!!!!! Starting from the moment you mess up you have a new start!!!!
Grab it, Grab the reins to life and take control, cuz you only got one!
Have a good Pesach!!!!