Thursday, April 30, 2009


By Tzvi Freeman

You may consider yourself a single entity, but your personage is actually composed of multiple components, each capable of detaching itself from the others. Intellect can go off on its own journey happily detached from emotion. Emotion can detach itself from action. And the soul can fly high, forgetting altogether that it has anything to do with your down-to-earth life.

When you eat your meal with mindfulness, do business with a conscience, treat a cranky child with loving patience -- in all these things a harmony of parts is achieved from which the entire person benefits.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Comets anyone?

A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has suggested that comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our planet.
While investigating the chemical make-up of comets, Professor Akiva Bar-Nun of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University found they were the source of missing ingredients needed for life in Earth's ancient primordial soup.

"When comets slammed into the Earth through the atmosphere about four billion years ago, they delivered a payload of organic materials to the young Earth, adding materials that combined with Earth's own large reservoir of organics and led to the emergence of life," said Professor Bar-Nun.

It was the chemical composition of comets that allowed them to kickstart life, he added.

Using a one-of-a-kind machine built at Tel Aviv University, researchers were able to simulate comet ice, and found that comets contain ingredients necessary for providing the basic nutrients of life.

Specifically, Prof. Bar-Nun looked at the noble gases Argon, Krypton and Xenon, because they do not interact with any other elements and are not destroyed by Earth's oxygen.

These elements have maintained stable proportions in the Earth's atmosphere throughout the lifetime of the planet, he explained.

"Now, if we look at these elements in the atmosphere of the Earth and in meteorites, we see that neither is identical to the ratio in the sun's composition. Moreover, the ratios in the atmosphere are vastly different than the ratios in meteorites which make up the bulk of the Earth," said Bar-Nun.

"So we need another source of noble gases which, when added to these meteorites or asteroid influx, could change the ratio. And this came from comets," he added.

During the comets' formation, the porous ice trapped gases and organic chemicals that were present in outer space.

"The pattern of trapping of noble gases in the ice gives a certain ratio of Argon to Krypton to Xenon, and this ratio - together with the ratio of gases that come from rocky bodies - gives us the ratio that we observe in the atmosphere of the Earth," said Bar-Nun.

Thus, the arrival on Earth of comets and asteroids led to the necessary ratio of materials for organic life, "which eventually were dissolved in the ocean and started the long process leading to the emergence of life on Earth," he added.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Forgive everyone for everything.

Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Enjoy the day, plan your day by saying: 'My purpose is to________________ today. I am thankful for_________________."
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Now go out there and 'Try to make at least three people smile each day.'

Monday, April 27, 2009


By Tzvi Freeman

There is no such thing as an easy decision. G-d put you on this earth to make choices and it's going to be hard.

Real choices are when there are two paths and both appear attractive. Only by choosing to look deeper can you determine which path leads to life.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting Real

By Tzvi Freeman

To know that this world is not some wild jungle where whoever is stronger or richer or smarter can abuse and destroy without regard for those beneath them -- this is not a matter of religion or faith, particular to one people or group of believers. This is the underlying reality -- that this world has a Master, and it is not any of us.

A peaceful society can only endure when it is built upon that which is real.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Essential Good

'Words from the heart, touch the heart'
Today being Friday it is a day to reflect, to fine tweek our lives, just lie
there in the bath if u can relax and let your thoughts soak in the hot bath water.
Today is a great day to rest for Shabbas is right around the corner.
(Oh, well maybe after 4pm when i finish work)
GOOD SHABBOS!!!!!!!!!!

By Tzvi Freeman

At the core of all our thoughts and beliefs lies the conviction that the underlying reality is wholly good. That evil lies only at the surface, a thin film of distortion soon to be washed away by the waves.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

I cut out coffee out of my diet! It took a lot of will power to do so b/c i've been
an avid coffee drinker for centuries or at least it seems so! Instead, i start my day now with lemon and water/room temperature. I find the combo cleansing for some reason
and it does make me feel better! There is a positive thrust that comes along with it as well!
More and more people are eating right! I see it all around me. Besides food there is yoga, pilates,Krav-Maga (which is Israeli Army self defense training) and all kinds of ways to reduce stress from the everyday 'chorba'or responsibilities on our plate.

I bought 'runner' magazine for the first time and running is something i;m looking to get into...have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stranger no more!

It's a nice Elvis song but it also reminds me of what a positive impact we can have
on the world if we each took it upon ourselves to just do a little more each day
to make a difference. Like opening a door for a stranger as courtesy at a building
front, allowing an elderly or pregnant woman to have our seat on a bus or train
when no seats are available or simply smiling. These acts of goodness may seem futile
perhaps but have can only have a positive affect on the world. Making a difference, showing care and devotion is right up there with 'peace, love and understanding' in my book which is another title of a great song by E.C. Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


By Tzvi Freeman

Panic, confusion and pessimism are the product of a heart gone wild. When the mind holds the heart's reigns, these beasts are replaced with courage, optimism and a drive to go forward. Especially when the guidance comes from the essential wisdom of the mind, the inner eye that perceives the process of creation's renewal at every moment from the Source of All Good. From that perspective, there is reason for joy even at the darkest moment.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saw Martin Sexton last night at Cafe Campus and one thing i noticed through-out the entire show is that he looked like he was born to play guitar. He wore the guitar around him like a warm blanket. Sexton uses the guitar fully as a vehicle to express voice, percussion, rhythms and mood. He had the crowd hooked and eating out of his palm with his psychedelic folk-lore sounds and together we all ventured into a 'magical-bluesy, southern Sexton trip' that warmed the heart like a good whiskey in front of a good fire.

Original Success

By Tzvi Freeman

Before your soul descended to this world, it was known it would succeed. If not in this lifetime, in another, or yet another--eventually it will fulfill its entire mission. And in each lifetime, there will be gains made.

That knowledge itself is the origin of the soul. It is also the origin of all that exists in your world--it is the point of inspiration that brought all things to be. It lies at the essence of all things.

The power is there, and there is nothing that can stand in its way. Your job is no more than to make it real.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Freedom Connection

By Tzvi Freeman

We are limited by the very fact that we have human form. There is no freedom in following our whim, only further slavery to our own limited selves. Freedom can only come by connecting to something infinite and beyond us.

And so Moses was told, "When you take the people out from Egypt, you shall all serve G-d on this mountain."

Monday, April 13, 2009


By Tzvi Freeman

We, are a single being with many millions of faces.

Know this, for there is no way around it: Whatever one of us is eating, all of us chew it with him. When one of us does an act of G-dly beauty, all of us participate. If one us is suffering, all of us share that pain. When one rejoices, all of us dance and sing.

None of us can say to the other, "It is your fault!" All of us share the blame for each other's failures. And even more so, we share the benefits of each other's good deeds.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Passover!!!

It's "Matzah-Time" once again! Time to enjoy that parched sandwich with
parsley and Charoset and remind ourselves of the hardship we persevered
in the desert coming out of exile.Every year we come out of exile and are redeemed!
We celebrate this even and after reading the Agaddah we say:"Next year in Jerusalem!"

This is the year!
We are entering 5770!!!!

This is the final year of redemption!

See you at the Kotel in Jerusalem!!!!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Today is the day!!!!

It's the first day of the rest of your life! It's you final dinner!
It's your first launch! Make it, give it your best!!!!
today we come out of exile. Today we are fee!
Opportunity is knocking...the rest of your life is in front of you!
Make good things happen!!!!!!
I know you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The World is treating me bad!....

This is the opening line of one of my favorite Beatle songs ever written.
"Can i blame you for this and you for that?"

My father in-law always said that we can always blame the whole
world why things are not working out.
But if you believe that every thing is through the hands of G-d then
we can also learn to always to do 100% everyday and let G-d do that extra 10%.
Everything is for a reason!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Here is a 'quiz sample' i saw on 'facebook'. Now something turned me off
from getting to question number 2. I some how just let it go. Keep in mind that
I;m biased & against these things but regardless, there is something to learn from having a pet dog.

You step out of the front door in the morning and think:
1)Wow, it's such a beautiful day outside - I might go golfing.
2)I wonder where the paper is?
3)Crap, I'm late!
4)I don't feel like going out today.

Each day is a new beginning! I learned that from my dog Webster!
I see how he reacts each morning;wagging his tail, eager to go outside and
greet the day. He also greets people he meets with a smile! Now that is
a great attitude and one to live by!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Schmelvis's 5 favorite quotes for April 4th!!!

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

2)If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

3)Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.

4)Your mind not only wanders, it sometime leaves completely.

5)The easiest way to find something lost around the house is buy a replacement

Thursday, April 02, 2009

If you wait until you find the meaning of life, will there be enough life left to live meaningfully? - The Lubavitcher Rebbe -

Today i was awakened by my cross road! I was lying in bed and in reverie envisioned the almighty. It was something not for the eyes to see but for the mind to conjure for a split second and intuit it and in that passing thought i awoke with my heart quickly throbbing. Today I heard a cute answering machine message: 'we're having an out of the house experience please yada yada'. Every day I talk to G-d and every day G-d talks to me! I know what i have to do!It is always easy to 'leave things for tomorrow' but really we got to do good now! Now have a great Shabbos!!!!!

No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

Isn't it a fact! Try it! Lie in bed and wait for the phone to ring, wait
for that happy call! Good Luck!

Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
Just move on
from it, remove it like a worn out garb, toss it into the bin of eternity and
start fresh. Say to yourself, Today is the first day of my life!!!

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Some people just take everything so seriously that they never get off
the launching pad. You can't be fully clothed on the diving board.

You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. How true! Especially with loved ones!

Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Your luggage is geared for you and has your name on it. It's the perfect weight just for you! Everyone has luggage. It's geared and measured just right for every traveler!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Why bother hating anyone? Besides the vibe is so negative so why go there!
Instead concentrate on positive things!!! Use that energy to harbor good thoughts
and follow your action with good thoughts! Sounds difficult to do? Well try it and you will see that you will feel better. It takes one act of goodness to tip the scale and make this world just one act better!