Move Towards the Light

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Always do everything within your power to move towards the light–and never away from it. …

Always do everything within your power to move towards the light–and never away from it.

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  • 1. Move Towards The light
  • 2. The Light Consists Of Everything Good And Positive In The World At all costs, you must stay connected to the light. The more time you spend around the light, the closer you will become to being the light.
  • 3. There Are Many Instances Of Light In Your Life:
    • When you see a child smile at you
    • When you meet someone that you have a good connection with
    • When you find the perfect job
    • When you get a promotion or a raise
    Life’s greatest times are when we are overcome by the light.
  • 4. Darkness, On The Other Hand, Can Come Through In Other Ways:
    • When someone harms you, or blames you unfairly for something
    • When we are either gossiping negatively about others, or are a part of a conversation that is
    • Being involved in cheating, lying, and stealing
    • When we hurt others
  • 5. Every Aspect Of Your Daily Life Is An Expression Of Light Or Darkness
    • The T.V. shows that you watch
    • The comments you make
    • Your thoughts and thought process
    Life is a struggle to keep the light in our lives and keep out the darkness
  • 6. There Is A Story I Know About A Palestinian named Rabbi Akiva Rabbi Akiva was considered a sage. He lived in the second century and at the age of 40, he became a ba’al teshuba (a Jew who returned to traditional Judiasm). 
  • 7. Rabbi Akiva Was Ordered To Be Executed After The Bar Kochba Rebellion Against The Romans… For practicing the Torah after he had been warned against doing so. On the day of his execution, he was very calm and confident. He did not appear angry or worried about who was to blame for bringing such injustice upon him.
  • 8. You Must Consider Rabbi Akiva’s Calmness He did not make himself out to be a victim as we all so commonly do. We always feel that someone else has brought injustice upon us, not that we have done something deserving of punishment. A lot of people spend their lives blaming everyone else for their own circumstances.
  • 9. Rabbi Akiva’s Students Asked Him Why He Appeared Calm Just Before He Was To Be Executed He replied that it was because he would be able to say the Shema (a common Jewish prayer) as he died. This, he thought, would be the best moment of his life.
  • 10. Rabbi Akiva Came Face To Face With Evil He chose to rise above the most evil thing that could have happened to him, and to bring light into his life. He saw his execution as an act of God, and an opportunity not to react to his captors with anger, bitterness, or fear.
  • 11. Often, When We Are Faced With Negative Thoughts And Ideas, We Let Ourselves Turn Negative As Well Here, Rabbi Akiva shows us an enlightened way of NOT reacting to negativity and not letting it control us.
  • 12. The Greatest Advice I Can Give You For Your Life And Career Is To Do Everything In Your Power To Always Move Toward The Light The more you truly live going towards the light, the happier, more fulfilled and better off you will be.  The more you are going away from the light, the more pain and suffering you will encounter in your life.