Find the song that you are singing every moment.
Connect to it.
Live from it.
Change the world around you by revealing who you really are,
AND THEN....experience your own inner redemption; continuous connection to G-d that is your greatest pleasure and the reason you are alive!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Da Es Atzmecha And Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh book 1: Monday at 12:00 NY time iyH
Da Es Atzmecha/ Getting to Know Yourself Chapter 3 pages: 66-72
When we experience inner quiet,
then comes the revelation of the presence of Hashem within us (pg 66).
To do: When feeling negative
toward others go to the quiet inner self (disengage from evil in the world and
connect to Hashem, 67).
(Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov,
Moshe, Dovid- our forefathers were sheperds- seeking world of quiet- we follow
in their footsteps. Matan Torah- no sounds heard not even a bird chirped (shmos
raba 29:9) (pg 67).
***soul needs solitude as body
needs food- it's the primary instrument for developing the soul.
"To attain this world of
quiet, we must learn to quiet our thoughts" (pg 70).
Begin with 2 minutes a day- no
reading or talking to anyone.First notice where your thoughts are, and whether they are calm or noisy
thoughts."Is the thought in
the category of 'alone' or far from it?" (pg 71) If it's a thought that's
very far from the "I" then just tell it that now is not the time for
it, notice where your thoughts want to go. (see pages 70-71 for examples).
Havdala is the da'as that
defines the proper place for each thing. (pg 71) The self awareness of
which thoughts are related to the soul and which is a garment, comes
from da'as. First separate the thoughts with da'as, then you can separate from
the feelings when feeling negative toward another.
Avodah: Begin reading chapter 4, continue reminding yourself that you area pure neshama, focus on one task a day, and spend two minutes a day with alone time like we just practiced.
Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh:
Section 2: Part 44-50
44.sole aspiration in life=to be close to and
attached to Hashem. This is done by awakening the element of truth in the soul
45.staring point in avodas Hashem= awareness
there is a Creator=requires work and effort
46.this belief, there is a Creator, must be “alive in
one's mind and heart at all times...the driving force of a person's life every
moment, every hour”
47.Can only feel close to Him if you believe He exists.
48.3 kinds of awareness:
a. chochmah-know the facts on a
b. binah-understands the facts well
c. da'as- connected to the
matter and totally attached to it
49.to recognize something with your soul- need da'as-
this knowledge grips your mind and heart
50.first desire to live every moment with the awareness
of Hashem in your heart then in steps (later in sefer) come to your heart
constantly aware of Hashem =different world, reality shifts.
avodah: continue to remind yourself that your purpose in this world is deveikus to Hashem, print up the card that states there is a Creator and read the next few pages in the sefer.