Emotions & Psychology
When you awake in the morning, while you are still lying in bed, think for a moment: What does it mean to be awake and alive?Explore
Though many of its clients may not be, the therapy industry itself is healthy and robust. You may even be lying on a couch as you read this. In an era of unprecedented material excess, we sometimes find ourselves feeling emotionally bankrupt. We know where to turn for excitement, but we are lost when it comes to finding meaning. We are experts at distraction, but when we are alone with the mirror, are we truly happy? Are these questions considered neuroses? I don’t know, this conversation is stressing me out…
After all, experiencing cause and effect is normal; sitting around paralyzed by fear of failure is not.
If you protect your intentions like you’d protect a small child from harm, you’ll be more likely to succeed at actualizing them.
Discernment is helpful; judgment is harmful.
The words I read in Toward a Meaningful Life pierced through me and opened up a world of new possibilities and serene peace.
Being honest with yourself means separating yourself from your personal narrative.
When you feel the tell-tale signs of wanting to barrel your way through a situation that you have no control over, notice the sensations in your body.
As long as you see it as someone else’s problem, you remain a victim. YOU need to take control of your life. It often requires much work, and it always requires a connection to G-d.
Isolation is the cause of fear. More than anything, fear is the fear of being alone in our painful situations.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson breaks down the highest level of empathy by telling a story of the Mittler Rebbe.