Keep strong in your struggle through these inspirational videos which will help you keep the proper perspective on overcoming challenges, maintaining an 'attitude of gratitude', and strengthening our Emunah.
Many people complain that their challenges hold them back from becoming who they could have been. But the opposite is true. It is through overcoming our challenges that we become who we were meant to be.
Addiction is largely a disease of self-centeredness. The bedrock of recovery in the 12-Step program is learning to "focus outward" and be of service to others and to G-d. Watch these inspiring videos to strengthen your outward muscles!
Addiction often has its roots in feelings of "entitlement". The world "owes me more", "I need more", "I deserve more". In recovery, we learn to be thankful for the many blessings we have in life instead of always seeing what we don't have. An 'attitude of gratitude' is crucial to recovery.
A lack of Emunah can exacerbate addiction. When a person is missing meaning in life they tend to fill it with anything that feels like it gives them a reason to live, often resulting in unhealthy behaviors. A strong Emunah can motivate and empower us to fight addictive tendencies.
In 2013 and 2015, Yechezkel Stelzer, CEO of GuardYourEyes, ran in the Knesset elections under a party called "Protecting Our Children" to raise public awareness and lobby for a law that would require ISP's in Israel to filter internet by default.
Rabbi Shafier recorded a series of talks called 'The Fight" which, in conjunction with GYE, were distributed as audio CD's through the U.S. free of charge. He has recorded a number of other videos for GYE as well.