Category Archives: Spirituality

How do we live in the present moment if we can’t let go of the past?

Looking at loss through a Jewish lens   Stress is caused by wanting the present moment to be different from what it is. Go ahead, read that sentence again.  I’ll wait. We wish someone weren’t ill, the traffic would move … Continue reading

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Within me is a sanctuary

One lovely person in my Mussar group said something about the peace and sanctuary of meditation.  Something about what she said really resonated with me and I thought about taking the Ecclesiastes text from part of that lesson and creating … Continue reading

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On fear and inadequacy

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Taking stock mid-way

We are exactly halfway into our Jewish year… 6 months past Rosh Hashanah and we have just completed Pesach.  It’s the perfect time to assess how we are doing with our goals and intentions for the year and what we … Continue reading

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Seek to fulfill your purpose each day

Last week in my mussar study group, we discussed the soul-trait of “moderation,” neither too much nor too little of any one action or thing.  Interestingly, the next trait we’ll be studying is “responsibility,” which is taken to mean “bearing … Continue reading

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Where on earth…

… have you been??? I know, I know, and I’m sorry.  Some things have had to give, you know? I am thinking through a great many things the past couple of weeks. Adorable. On doing too much: In my small … Continue reading

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