Day 5/50: The One Second Rule – Practical Tip

Day 5/50: The One Second Rule – Practical Tip

רָאִ֙יתִי֙ אֶת־הַלַּ֔חַץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר מִצְרַ֖יִם לֹחֲצִ֥ים אֹתָֽם 

I have also seen the oppression that the Egyptians are oppressing them

What you see by accident is not your fault. However, how you respond is your choice. You can choose not to take a second look and not to gaze intentionally for pleasure.


So here’s a practical eitza. As soon as you notice an attractive person, count to one, look away, or look slightly upwards or downwards, and don’t look back at them! This way, you can avoid turning that person into an object of your desire. This strategy might be hard at first, but eventually, it will become second nature. 


Remember, this isn’t about being perfect, working on shmiras einayim is a life-long process for everyone. However, by doing your best to guard your eyes, you will discover that it is a game-changer which helps you remain strong in shmiras habris.

🌞 Today I shall…

…use the “One-Second Rule” when I see an attractive person.