Self-Transformation
April 13, 2018

Four Remembrances

There are four remembrances in the Torah that God asks us to hold in our mind. The Hasidic Master, Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt, teaches that these four remembrances are…
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Self-Transformation
February 9, 2018

Living with High Aspirations and No Expectations

“By practicing, it can happen anytime, at any door of perception, when one is ready, but not by expecting. Continue working. Every step is taking you near the goal. Continuity…
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Self-Transformation
February 2, 2018

The Power of Faith

Faith is the engine that powers all our spiritual work. When we have faith, our every act is infused with spiritual livingness. With faith, we can change Heaven and earth.…
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Self-Transformation
January 4, 2018

Self-Awareness

The work of self-transformation plays a key role in the spiritual life. Without it all our other practices are meaningless. Unless we seriously engage in the work of personality purification,…
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Self-Transformation
December 1, 2017

Steadiness

“And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hands, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hands, that Amalek prevailed. When Moses’ hands became weary, they…
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Self-Transformation
October 27, 2017

Integrity

As one of his spiritual disciplines, Saint Francis of Assisi never ate meat. Once, however, because he was ill, he ate a little bit of chicken. When his physical strength…
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Self-Transformation
September 8, 2017

Teshuvah III: Want Nothing for the Lower Self

“While I had heard and read about selflessness, purity, and goodness, and while I thought I knew people who exemplified those golden qualities, actually I had not the faintest idea…
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Self-Transformation
September 1, 2017

Teshuvah II: The Path of Return

Each day, there is a bat kol, a heavenly voice, which calls out from Mount Sinai: “Return O faithless children” (Jer. 3:14) - Tractate Hagigah 15A The Hasidic Master, Yisrael…
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Self-Transformation
August 25, 2017

Teshuvah – Return

Most of us live a fragmented existence. We are pulled in many directions at once. Our days have no clear purpose or direction. Our activities do not reflect who we…
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Self-Transformation
July 20, 2017

The Path of Great Compassion

When the Hasidic Master, Yitzhak of Vorki passed away, his son was broken- hearted. He acutely felt the loss of his father and prayed for a sign from him. After…
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