A moment in time

A weekly reminder from Rabbi Shapiro that a change in perspective can shift the focus of our day - and even our lives.

Rabbi Shapiro is a weekly blog contributor to the Jewish Journal where he shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life's blessings. All it takes is a moment in time. Read the latest entry here, and click below for past articles.


A Moment in Time:

The Power of Now

Thursday, January 10, 2019 / 4 Sh'vat , 5779

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Dear all,

When Ron and I visited Jaipur, India, we came across an incredible exhibit of clocks. As I set my watch to this sundial, I realized just how important it is to capture the power of now.

What am I doing now to make the world better?

What am I doing now to nurture my relationships?

What am I doing now to deepen my spiritual life?

What am I doing now to further my education?

What am I doing now to listen ... to really listen?

What am I doing now to be giving to important causes?

What am I doing now to take responsibility?

What am I doing now to just be?

Biblical Hebrew has no verb tense for being in the present moment. It’s either past or future. So it’s up to us to capture now, to be in this moment in time, and to motivate our hearts toward mindful presence.

With love and Shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro