By Remez Sasson
Here is a question a visitor to the website has asked me:
“How can we make our loved ones to be positive, successful and hardworking in life?”
Answer: I believe that we have to be an example to what we want to teach and preach. If we try to be more positive, tolerant, patient, hardworking and happy, the people around us will be affected by the way we think and behave, and without being aware, would adopt this attitude too.
If we want to make our loved ones positive, we have first to be so ourselves.
We may also talk with the people close to us about self improvement or spiritual growth, and offer them simple techniques or suggest books to read, but this should be done gradually, patiently, and without being too insistent and obvious, so as to avoid resistance.