My Enemies List

As I walk around on Shabbat, I make a point of greeting every male Jew.

I’m too modest to talk to female strangers (unless they are young and hot and seemingly eager to talk to me).

When certain people refuse to return my greeting Shabbat after Shabbat, I make a note of them in my mental enemies list.

Then I stop by my favorite yoga center for a refreshing cup of tea and let the hate and paranoia drain out of my system.

May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on

Listening to this version by Snatam Kaur Friday night, I couldn’t step away until it was done:

Jane emails: "I saw you two weeks ago. I had to take a second look. You look GGGGGreat! What happened? You look much younger, energetic, stunning!!! Kol Ha Kavod."

Here’s a video on how sanskrit mantras work:

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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