Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Adar I: Enhancing Our Joy

Dear Friends,

This is a post about the Jewish month of Adar I as it relates to The Chazak Plan: A 12 Month Journey to Spiritual Strength.

This year is a Jewish leap year which means that there are two months of Adar. Purim is celebrated in the second Adar. Rosh Chodesh for this month is this Friday and Shabbat, January 31st and February 1st. The month of Adar I begins on Shabbat.

Our Sages teach that with the arrival of Adar we increase our joy, culminating in the festival of Purim. Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people during the Persian exile.

Six tools to enhance our moods are: Gratitude, acceptance, self-compassion, expressing ourselves, addressing festering issues and making lifestyle enhancements (these tools are discussed in the readings below). Many times, even just using one tool will help us feel better and increase our enjoyment of life.

After reading the articles, choose one tool which you will utilize this month. Then, decide on the one change, technique or behavior, related to the tool, which you will do on a daily or regular basis, for at least this month. Use your own checklist or the Daily Checklist Template to track how often you do it.

Readings for the month:

3-Dimensional Acceptance: A Pathway to Peace and Power

6 Tools to Enhance Your Mood

The 2 Forms of Divine Providence: Purim and Passover

Please help spread the word about The Chazak Plan to family and friends.

Take care, and may God grant you success in the coming month,


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