Feelings of jealousy and anger are indicators of a need for greater connection with ourselves and G‑d. The inner work of Tevet asks us to be grateful for what we have—to take responsibility for what shows up in our lives, and work on forgiving and opening our hearts. Our freedom lies in moving from being reactive to being able to make conscious, heart-centered responses in the face of challenge.
You have control over your thoughts, words, and actions. You have no control over everything else.
Throughout your life, you will have many missions. What have you completed, and what is there to begin at this new stage of life? What should you be leaving, and where are you headed now? With the cycle of the Torah beginning all over again, we begin anew. But change is not simple, clear-cut or a straight line. Unlike the mission to Mars—the success or failure of which is measurable and quantifiable—life is confusing. The learning process is messy. We have to evaluate continuously and let go, over and over again.
Practical tips to enhance your teshuva experience and use this auspicious time to connect with your true self.
Moshe Vs. Yehoshua: Sometimes Your Unconscious Fears Undermine Success with Rabbi YY Jacobson
It took me more than two years to start healing from my heartbreak. Long after, I discovered a life changing idea—shvira, the Hebrew word for “brokenness.” It goes entirely against how our society usually views suffering and is wonderfully expressed in a saying by the 19th-century Chassidic sage Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern, known as the Kotzker Rebbe. “There is nothing more complete than a broken heart.” In other words, your heart is more complete now that it’s broken. How can that be?
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