1. Uncertainty

She: “Don’t worry, everything will work out.” He:   “How do you know?”   Uncertainty is a part of life. As we move into the unknown, encountering difficult situations, there is an inner call for security, a desire to know that everything will work out, that we will overcome obstacles and succeed. How we deal with […]

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2. Sadness

Truly this should be made known as a cardinal principle, that as with a victory over a physical opponent, such as in the case of two individuals who are wrestling with each other, each striving to throw the other: if one is lazy and sluggish he will easily be defeated and thrown, even though he be […]

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3. Prayer

“I don’t feel anything when I read these words.” “One day I’m inspired, the next day it’s gone.”   Is prayer begging? Is it simply reflective? Do our words make a difference? This chapter will present the Jewish concept of prayer from a new angle. Prayer is not simply a routine request for one’s needs. […]

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4. Interpersonal Relationships

The inner opponent’s greatest weapon is when the individual has a feeling of disconnectedness or separation. During such times, one of the challenges is to overcome selfishness and to fulfill the command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love is the thread that binds people to each other. This emotion can work in a proactive […]

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5. Motivation and Inspiration

We will introduce the Kabbalistic concept—derived from the book of Ezekiel—“The Run and Return of the Soul.”   Motivation and inspiration need to be tapped and generated. For this there are many methods—courses, songs, stories—but then what? Most of the time this fire dies down or disappears and we are left wondering what became of […]

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