"A confident person may have mastery over his environment. A person with great self-worth, on the other hand, has mastery over himself.
What does it take to have self-control? The answer is being in touch with our souls." Rabbi David Aaron
I am exploring what it means to be in touch with my soul this year on Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, because there's a deep, undeniable connection within me. I don't have to understand it completely, but I do choose to acknowledge and respect it.
Like an explosion of worshipful energy in my soul, I'm plugged-in and humming along. I'm ready and eager to serve. A good place to be while preparing for Shabbos, yes?
"Not only is Shabbos special in a spiritual sense. Even in a physical sense, Shabbos is a magnificent treasure."
Rabbi Mordechai Rhine
The following quote from The Jewish Virtual Library encourages us to feed the birds outside our homes on Shabbat Shirah. We just bought some prepared birdseed called "birdola," which looks just like granola made especially for birds!