12/4/17 "Feeling Good"
Being afraid of feeling bad is one of the biggest motivation for feeling bad. We as humans care very much for ourselves, that being said if we truly want to feel good all the time than we must be on the down side at times. It’s the mainframe of who we are, “our up is only as good as our down”. Those full of excitement and joy, have the alternative very available to them. We can’t cheat ourselves, it’s who we are. As Jews we know that our year calendar has many happy day Succos, Chanukah etc. there are also Yom Kippur, Tisha Ba’av etc. It’s very unfortunate to avoid those sad days, for then the happy days will have less attachment and feeling.