In Positivity Bias, by Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson, based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, we learn that life is essentially good; that positive perception is applicable and accessible to all; that it derives from objective, rational insight, not subjective, wishful imagination, and that positive living is a matter of choice, not circumstance. Reframing and Redeeming the Past is Chap 25
Many of us carry painful memories of hurtful experiences in our pasts. Some of these memories remain etched in our psyches, at times even haunting and disrupting our lives — in ways that we are aware of, and often unaware of. How many of our emotional fears, insecurities and trust issues are a result of old scars?
How then can we move on from these deep wounds? Can we free ourselves from the tentacles of difficult past experiences? Is it possible to forgive if you cannot forget?
What exactly can dreams teach us? The content of dreams shows us fewer lessons than the act of dreaming itself. What dreams teach us is that there is a world far beyond our waking consciousness. Dreams are a doorway to your supra-conscious; a glimpse into a reality that allows you to transcend your conventional and habitual thought patterns. They are a gift that the psyche gives us to wake us up to the possibility that there is more to life than what we see with our eyes.
What are the key elements to maintaining a strong and loving bond with your spouse?
Dance manifests our natural internal movement. When we freeze up, we muzzle and shackle our inner spirit. When we break out into an unbridled dance, with our hands waving free and our bodies unchained, our inherent inner rhythm is liberated and comes gushing forth. So when you feel constrained or stifled, consider dancing.
Ten years ago I was more stressed out and overwhelmed than I am now. So what changed?
Every time a man and woman marry, as they stand under the wedding canopy it is a reenactment of our wedding day with G‑d, the day we received these Ten Commandments. Therefore, it is clear that when we look more deeply into these commandments we will find not only spiritual advice for enhancing our marriages, but very practical and essential guidelines as well.
We often hear about listening to the voice of your soul. Allowing your spiritual aspirations to express themselves. Some call it: Freeing your spirit. But did you know that your body too contains many messages for you?
Remember, your body and soul have been traveling together through your life. And just as your soul has memories so does your body.
There are powers of our soul that transcend who we are (or who we think we are not). And if you can reach this deep part of your soul, then you can transcend your toughest limitations and discover your essential, greatest self.
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