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Author:  worn out
E-mail:  not available
Date:  7/7/2004 4:09:00 PM
Subject:  How does one return
Message:  Im worn out, tired and beat. Being Jewish aint easy. I have slowly drifted far from where I once was. All things Jewish have now become disgusting to me, annoying. I have become hateful. My marriage and my life is suffering, each day i grow more and more disenchanted with the whole thing. I am slowly reverting back to my old secular ways. What do I do? Being observant is very difficult for me emotionally and mentally, how do I stop the slide without too much pain? Im starting to think that ignorance is bliss.

Sincerely
Chazor L'Sheker
   
Reply:  You tried too hard. You wanted to please too many factions. Go back and stick only to the letter of the law. No additives. Be as lenient with yourself as possible. That is the only way!

Give it a try. The meaning will come back. The B.S. that you were used to gave you no satisfaction that you were doing anything. By fiollowing the law to the letter, you will KNOW you are on target.
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