A unique system: Countless people turn to eastern or New Age philosophies for answers to their daily conundrums and spiritual quests. This book will show that the Jewish literature offers a clear system that is not widely known, but that anyone can learn and implement. The ideas are also radical in their contrast to eastern notions: discovering transcendence through action more than meditation, filling the mind rather than emptying it, outlining the purpose for creation in general and within the context of our worldly existence, and many others.
An original angle: The world of competitive sports involves fine tuning ones skills to engage in an intense but enjoyable battle. The mystical teachings provide a guide to attaining spiritual success and peace of mind. Here we will merge two opposite worlds: to examine how the essential principles, strategies, and character building tools in the physical competition also apply to the soul.
Mystical but practical: Books about spiritual awakening or profound philosophical issues—however compelling and beautifully written—tend to be abstract. It is hard to pluck concrete practices and divest the ideas from their theoretical nature. The Jewish approach to struggle is unique; its mystical teachings offer great insights on how to grapple with life’s challenges. This book will explain lofty Kabbalistic ideas while providing a wealth of familiar examples—from interpersonal relationships, business, education, and elsewhere—to crystallize these teachings and offer practical advice.