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Tenacity for Joy

Topic: Well Being | Posted:February 23, 2012

The gates of happiness open when Pisces begins. We need to take advantage of this, not only because we want to be happy, but because we want more Light. We want more abundance. So at the beginning of Adar, we need to say, “This is the month that I’m going to dedicate myself to simple happiness.”

As we create a vessel for happiness, all the other blessings and abundance will come. But it can happen only after we create the vessel.

All of us want to have joyful lives, but to be joyful is a choice we must make, a switch we must activate in our minds. There are many practical steps we can take to hit this switch, and they all involve finding the excitement and the beauty in the permanent and lasting gifts of the Light.

Practice starting each day with gratitude. As you open your eyes in the morning, focus on one thing you are grateful for. Choose a permanent aspect of your life when you do this, not some fleeting bit of excitement from the material world. Allow yourself to sink into the positive feelings that come up.

Most importantly, don’t get out of bed until you find something to be grateful for. As you go through the day, think often of this gratitude, keeping in mind that a new awareness of joy will not happen by itself. Of course, the negativity within us will do everything possible to keep us in a reactive state. So be tenacious this month about thinking thoughts of joy and happiness.

When you need extra support, there is no greater spiritual tool to cleanse darkness and negativity than The Zohar. As Rav Chaim Vital writes, whenever anyone came to the Ari with a problem, whether it was jealousy, selfishness, anger, or anything else, the Ari would always say, “Read a certain number of pages in The Zohar every day. If you do that continuously and diligently, that darkness will vanish.”

The more you do this, the more blessings you will see manifesting in your life.

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