I Won't Let Anxiety Stop Me
I won’t let anxiety stop me from doing
What I know that I must do.
Trust בטחון Bitachon
Courage אומץ לב Ometz Lev
Worry דעגה Da-agah
Responsibility אחריות Acharayut
Alacrity, Enthusiasm זריזות Zerizut
Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness, Trumpeter, 2007.
Zelig Pliskin, Taking Action, Shaar Press, 2008, p169.
Reflections on this Song
Overwhelmed by the task before us.
Nervous because the stakes are high.
These kinds of anxiety can paralyze us—or send us racing off in the wrong direction.
When anxiety or worry presents an obstacle to action, bitachon [trust] can be a way around that obstacle. I use this song as a musical pep talk to activate trust, to boost enthusiasm, to restore courage, and to counter feelings of worry that can prevent me from fulfilling responsibilities.
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