It’s much, much better than it used to be, BH, but still no-where near where I’d like it to be.
But if I’ve learnt one thing from Rabbenu, it’s not to give up, especially not when it comes to these really important spiritual struggles that are so hard precisely because they are so important.
Every time we fall down and fail - especially spiritually! - we just need to stand up and start over again.
I had a few more ‘argumentative’ articles all ready to go for Emunaroma, but after reading Molly's comment and then doing some
hitbodedut today, I’m canning them, and instead I want to share this prayer with you on guarding our speech. I used to say this every day for a couple of years, then I stopped.
Now, I think I’m going to start up again. There’s a big ruach of din, or harsh judgment, coming down to the world right now. That’s what is making us all so short-tempered, judgmental and angry with our fellow Jew.
The way to sweeten this ruach is to dance, clap hands - and keep our mouths shut as much as possible.
Which is impossible!
Unless God helps us.
So with no further ado, here’s the prayer, which I did as a nice picture so you can print this off, cut it out, laminate it (if you’re really organized….) and then stick it on your fridge and say it every day until Moshiach comes the sweet way.