New scientific studies have reaffirmed a fact that has been known for generations, aptly stated by the the Maggid of Mezeritch, zy”a: “Tracht gut vet zein gut — think good [thoughts] and it will be good.” A positive outlook gives you the power to change what you see.
Scientists have long known the power of the human mind to heal the body. Harvard Medical School has a department of mind/body medicine. And the evidence of the healing power of belief and positive attitude continue to mount in new studies.
...Chazal (Pesachim 3b) teach us that one should avoid being the bearer of bad news, and even when asked one should avoid answering directly about a tragedy.
In contrast, we are taught that one who delivers good tidings has a spark of Eliyahu Hanavi within him.
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Rabbi Avi Shafran writes about an individual who discovered what was important in life.
He seems to have discovered something else the Talmud teaches, that our worth is measured by how we live, not by what we have.
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