Why is it so important to be happy in any situation and at any given time? When we are happy, we get new and fresh forces to do the right things. Joy gives us the strength to always focus on the positive side and not on the negative, to see the good in others, and to be filled with positive emotions. Our thoughts play a key role in shaping emotions. We can choose not to listen to negative thoughts and try to think only positive thoughts. There is no point fighting the negative thought itself. The solution is simple, to engage ourselves in a more positive matter.
It all begins with the self-awareness of the Unity and oneness of the Creator. Which is actually the first Noahide commandment. Joy is a necessary part of our service to G-d. We are proud to learn and observe the 7 commandments. Such a joyful approach will give us a large dose of positive energy that eases the daily struggle of each and every one of us.
Believing in the presence of the Creator who is with us every moment brings great joy. Imagine you are standing next to the greatest king in the world. Is there any value then to trivial things? definitely not. Because when you are next to a great king everything becomes small and meaningless. We are at every moment near the infinite Creator. This causes us to see things in a broader and deeper way, to give less importance to the things that prevent us from being happy.
The entire creation is filled with an infinite divine presence at every moment. When we are aware of this infinite presence, any event in life cannot shake us. The fact that the Creator is the essence of good and the nature of good to be good allows us to accept everything and to be truly happy. About the time of the Messiah, it is said:
"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy." (Psalm 126.2) meaning joy will then rule our life.
Brought By Rabbi Moshe Bernestein
Rabbi Moshe Bernestein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfil Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".
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