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Friday, July 1, 2011

IP Daily.Biz: Winning Spirits Can Never Truly Be Extinguished.

Its okay to dream and try to live the right kind of life, yet its better to live the right kind of life and try to make your dreams come true. -Aharon Moshe Sanders, July 1, 2011 10:40am

IP Daily.Biz: Winning Spirits Can Never Truly Be Extinguished.: "“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

No the picture is not of Jacob Preuss, rather it is of Lance Armstrong, at the Arc de Triomphe. May Yakov (Jacob) Preuss take his place in that spiritual Arc de Triomphe amongst the other champions with home his spirit belongs."

Yet cycling was what this man did to stay in shape, in truth he very quick and sharp mind. The thing is he was not living his life in some sort of delay mode, he was doing what he was passionate about right now.

The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity.

That was a part of what Yakov or Jacob as many of his friend in Passaic NJ, knew him by, was kind of about that. He had his plans and goals which he freely shared, and also a very kind smile, and quick wit.

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I always try to grab something good from some tragic circumstance the quote and this article is partly about being the person who take decisive action. Its partly about living the life one wants and dreams of now.

Its also about taking chances. Doing what you feel is your thing to do. Not being overly fearful:

"  A lot of people I know are more fearful of making a wrong move than making no move at all. Not me. I’ve been alive long enough to know that if I just sit at the intersection after God has given a green light, He’ll only honk a few times before He passes me by in the other lane. From Steven Furtick.com   "


People who know me well may see me as being somewhat enigmatic. I have these grand plans on some world-wide scale, yet sometimes truly drop the ball, upon doing the actual things that  would be necessary to bring my dreams and visions into the "right now" kind of moment.

 I suppose between how I viewed Jacob (we were fairly close as acquaintances and I got to know him better over a passover meal as well as a Shabbos meal) and the way Rabbi Eisenman (Ahavas Israel, Passaic NJ) delivered his Eulogy yesterday, has given me an abundance of things to contemplate.

AhavasIsrael.org/The Shul of Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Passaic NJ

There are many of us, myself included, who sometimes kind of go through the motions, or perhaps feel as if they are sitting on the sidelines, watching the time of our lives slowly slipping by. Then there are others, far fewer in numbers I suppose, Like Jacob (Yaakov) Preuss, who are actually doing something, putting in the required effort at least to try, to start to begin the act, to make the "new thing" happen.

Yet, we often come to find out that G-d may indeed have other plans for us. Perhaps Yaakov's special abilities were truly needed for some important task in the next world. 

Perhaps Jacob Preuss had completed his specific task ahead time, potentially inspiring an entire generation of Baby Boomers who need a wake up call, to show them that time is a precious commodity that is slipping quietly by every single second of the day.

The time to do what we have come into this world is truly upon us now. So many events that seem to be rapidly unfolding right before our very eyes should be providing enough clear signals for us all to see. These are very special times we live in, we have our role to play in this "Brave New World"-A Huxley.

Of course if we choose to, we can always simply pull our shades and simply ignore try to ignore the reality of how things are truly different today, then they have ever been before. 

I rewrote this piece from a previous article that I had written with one specific person in mind to share with. I had hoped to make this article more of a summary, just hitting the highlights. 

Yet that is not my thing. I think and ponder over things deeply, and some amount of words are needed to convey my message. Those who need the little sound bites, and snippets of pre-digested thoughts can look elsewhere. Indeed in my WordPress websites I use the < more > tag frequently, knowing very few will read below the fold.

Yet, that is precisely the problem of today.

Todays Cloud is here to tell you the old paradigms of yesteryear no longer apply. We need to engage our individual intellect in think, and yes think and act, on and for our own behalf. No one other than yourself can possibly really and truthfully figure out what is the best course of action. 

Sure its fine to consult with others and yes seek out their opinions.   
However they can not live your life for you. They can not think with your set of values, upbringing, life experience. The experts will always be there to tell us what to think, what to believe in, and whats right and whats wrong. They may be often be right or sometimes wrong. Yet it is up to us, to use what we can, what applies to us, and discard what is not for us, not for who we are and what we believe in. 

When you do your best, and follow the signals of your heart, and the wisdom of your mind, then you will not need to worry that you will simply be spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.

Yes, my friend Jacob Preuss was taken away from us, sooner then maybe we feel was his time. Yet Yaakov- Jacob Preuss had that great moment, that same moment we all have right now. There is so much that can be done with the the things we are blessed with. The best that we can do is to constantly strive, even though sometimes its an uphill or steep grade, we need to push ourselves to accomplish what we came into this world to do.

We have to be ready at a moments notice to accept that subtle shift which seems to be quietly slipping into this world. That paradigm-shift which may no longer seek to constantly discourage the dreamers, innovators, inventors, and creators of our new and improved "Brave New World". 

Winning Spirits Can Never Truly Be Extinguished.

"“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once. 

William Shakespeare

Read more:http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8950/#ixzz1QrdOYZlP
on Quotations Book

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.


Its okay to dream and try to live the right kind of life, yet its better to live the right kind of life and try to make your dreams come true. -Aharon Moshe Sanders, July 1, 2011 10:40am

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