Videos under 'The Power of Giving'
Addiction is largely a disease of self-centeredness. One of the bedrocks of recovery in the 12-Step program is learning to "focus outward" and be of service. Watch these inspiring videos to strengthen your 'outward muscles'.
One of the most inspiring videos I've ever seen about focusing outward. "You're on a different path somehow in life... I can't explain it." - Homeless man.
What is true love?
Do we see only ourselves?
What separates the men from the boys? From aish.com
Is there an emotional blockage between you and your wife? Has your struggle with the internet impacted your marriage? This movie, made by fireproofministries.com can RENEW your marriage! Well worth the 2 hour watch, if you try to internalize the beautiful principles that this movie brings out so well. (Write to email@example.com for the password).
In this video, we see how Chazal are hinting to us that before we can feel Hashem, we must first feel our fellow man.
A man was once taken on a tour of hell and was surprised by what he saw: All hell’s inhabitants sat at long tables in a dining room, spoons in their hands, the best smelling and best looking food to have ever graced a dining room filled the air with an exquisite aroma. But all the diners’ arms were tied to slats of wood that kept their arms extended. In this position, the poor souls were unable to bend the spoons to their mouths. Hell was filled with the hungry, tortured by the fact that they were so close to the most amazing food imaginable and yet could not eat it. Then the man visited heaven and found the same scenario. Long tables, hungry souls, strapped arms, unable to bend their hands to their mouths to eat. But there was a profound difference. The souls in heaven sat across from each other, not trying to feed themselves, but trying to feed the person sitting across from them. You see, the difference between heaven and hell, it might be said, is that the inhabitants of hell are concerned only for themselves. Heaven, on the other hand, is populated with people who spend their time serving each other.
Sometimes only one addict can understand another addict. Those who know need, can perhaps understand best others in need.
A GYE member wrote: I saw this video and it brought me to tears, 'cuz I know it's true. We did not have children for ten years, and then thru "Daven For Me", my wife davened for two women, and they davened for her. Within less than a year, they each had a child (one had a boy, the other a girl) and we had twins - a boy and a girl! Incidentally, I think it's an appropriate call for action for the GYE crowd, davening for someone else's recovery. Getting outside of oneself. Most certainly a powerful tool in our struggle!
A 75 year study proves that being there for others is ultimately what keeps us alive and happy.