Ignoring the news
In case you were wondering, I’m actively trying to ignore the news at the moment.
I’ve lived in Israel long enough to remember the last time, 15 years ago, we were being told Iran was ‘3 weeks away’ from having a nuke, and all the other fear porn constantly churned out by our puppet-politicians and the military and spy agencies who effectively work for America’s Deep State.
If we stop believing the ‘fear porn’, they are out of a job, and the controllers’ ability to manipulate us all with the media ratchets down a huge notch or two.
Things ARE moving in the right direction….
Every little bit more truth that comes out, every little bit more teshuva, it’s changing the whole picture, mamash.
But personally, I am trying very hard to stop ‘fake news’ from sucking all my energy and joie de vivre and making me despair of God’s goodness.
Usually, when God wants me to know ‘the news’ I hear about it anyway, the bit I’m meant to be hearing.
So in case you were wondering why I’m not talking about current affairs at the moment, it’s for a few reasons:
- Nearly all current affairs are fake, manipulative ‘fear porn’ that just makes me feel yuck for no constructive purpose.
- I am super busy trying to figure out what really happened 2,000 years ago – because when that unravels, the whole house of cards falls down.
- I am spending any other free time I have trying to do real, constructive things.
BTW, the Rav has been in and out of hospital again, and recently had a new pacemaker fitted.
He’s asking people to recite three tikkun haklalis a day, in his zchut (but really…. it’s in our own zchut. We are the first people to benefit from praying for the Rav.)
So, switch off the fear porn, press mute on all the ‘prophets of doom’, and go hunt down a tikkun haklali and do something more useful with your time.
‘The plan’ is fizzling before our eyes.
‘The narrative’ is imploding.
And the more of us stop paying attention to all the fear porn, and stop letting it suck all our spiritual energy out of us, the faster all this continues to turn around for the best.
Very often (such as today), I will have doubts in God/Torah based on some thing (always not true). I’m very infirm it seems in my trust/knowledge of God. But yet I still rationally know God and always return to that knowledge at the end of a matter. It’s another difficult test.
What is your advice?
Just keep going out for your regular chats with God, your hitbodedut, and ask Him to take the doubts away.
Even if you have to do it a million times, so do it a million times. This is a natural part of the process, and way more people ‘have doubts’ than will ever admit that.
Having doubts isn’t really the problem. The problem is having doubts, and then not taking those doubts back to God to resolve in hitbodedut.
Amen – the best advice!!
Reading rebbe nachmans works, the tikkun, and asking hashem for emuna is my strategy for doubt. Im relearning how detrimental lashon hara is so avoiding social media is likely a must.