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Rewriting the Script of Your Life

Labels Make Us Feel that We Are All of Whatever the Label Says We Are. But We Are Not All of Anything. Class 3 of 4

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Rewriting the Script of Your Life: Labels Make Us Feel that We Are All of Whatever the Label Says We Are. But We Are Not All of Anything. Class 3 of 4

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  • VWW

    very well written -11 years ago

    Yehudim!!!
    would very much like to live up to this Yehuda!

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  • C

    chana -13 years ago

    to Michale
    No suggestions, no criticism. i was simply impressed.

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    • RAS

      Rabbi Avi Shlomo -13 years ago

      Re: to Michale
      Thanks for your feedback.

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  • KT

    Kayo, Tokyo -13 years ago

    How to read a diagnosis
    Baruch HaShem



    1990, Went to the US from Japan to study at a college. Met a secular Jewish boyfriend...



    1993, diagnosed Schizophrenia. Drop out from the college. Split from the secular Jewish boyfriend to come back Japan.



    1994 to 2005, ran away to the US several times...



    2006, met Beis Chabad Lubavitch.



    2011, study Chassidus, became a observant convert, planning Kosher conversion in Israel.





    Thank you for your understanding.

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  • M

    Michale -13 years ago

    To Chana: "Authenticity..."
    Nobody can explain something without an example. Rabbi uses the simplest, almost painless words in description of his life experience. If you have some suggestions how better to describe it, tell about it.

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  • C

    Chana -13 years ago

    Authenticity...
    Among other things, I am impressed with your authenticity. Not even using unkind words as examples. Even though we all know it would make for "entertainment" or a good laugh, as you constantly see done. There is a time and place for comedy. I really appreciate that you will not allow "examples" of unkind and unhelpful words leave your mouth. Leading by example. Perhaps if we all stop using them, they will be forgotten.

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  • M

    Michale -13 years ago

    Right message
    Thank you, Rabbi for your shiur. Your message is correct in relationship parents-children and one human been - other human been. Every time, before we judge / put label, we need to ask ourselves: are we so right to judge this person, is his action/word/reaction hurt us? If the answer is yes, I prefer to distance myself from this person. Can I judge him/her? Maybe I can judge him/her, maybe not. But sometimes I think, maybe he/she did not understand my attention and made the wrong judgment / action / said wrong words. When I distance myself from this person, i.e. no conversations, discussions, contacts, then maybe he/she will think about it if this will be important for this person. If it is not important, then I will lose not too much by separation, only distress. I have heart from one Rabbi, that “ignorance of other human been is the big sin”. In this case, I think, it is not ignorance, it is avoiding situation when people struggle with each other and create not friendly environment. “Ignorance” is the category more for relatives, I think. But sometimes, I ask question and not getting any answer, as I don’t exist. This is “ignorance”.

    Your class raises a lot of philosophical questions and discussions about relationship between people/leaders. Thank you again.

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  • SH

    struggling human -13 years ago

    Alot to think about. We spend way too much time labeling and analyzing those around us. Probably to great detriment.

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