Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I need to spend more time keeping my neshama healthy.
-The new cycle of Shemiras Halashon (laws of proper speech) has started. I'm going to try to keep up with it and learn from the Sefer Chofetz Chaim daily.
-I want to get back into the habit of really listening to the shiurim (Torah lectures) I put on. Not just having it be background noise as I work. I want to be able to learn it well enough to present it at the Shabbos table, b'ezras Hashem (Gd willing).
-I want to integrate my re-found ways of healthy eating by making sure I'm doing it for the right reason. I'm doing this so I can serve Hashem (Gd) better. Rebbetzin Nechama Greisman, a"h, talked about making gashmius (physicality) into ruchnius (spirituality). We purchase nice things so we can do them to perform mitzvos. Similarly, my focus on the gashmius (exercise, eating healthier) is in order so I can be an better eved Hashem (servent of Gd), as well as a happier calmer wife and mother. If I start serving the god of exercise, Gd forbid, than I will have missed the whole point.