Sunday, 29 January 2012

Just Watch the Show

Duvid Chaim, moderator of the 12-Step conference, writes to his chevra:

by Duvid Chaim (See all authors)

I've been receiving calls from y'all admitting difficulty with coping with the pressures of Pesach preparation in the home. Included is a lot of resentment, irritability and discontent with the Wife and Children.

So the Yetzer Hara has got you right where he wants to.

We keep pulling out the Script that we wrote that says "I have a better plan."

That I deserve to be treated better than this.

That it's "my way or the highway". And "how dare you expect more from me than I'm already bending over backwards to give you?"

Imagine how different the "Play" would be if we could just sit back and "Watch the Show." Not be the Director. Not manage the outcomes. But simply sit back and be an actor who might win the Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actor."

By being aware of our perceptions and motives, and my making healthy choices to be tolerant and generous, you too can make "this night different from all other nights!"