Tuesday, December 24, 2019
This week I spoke about integration in our movement classes. Our nervous system goes through three steps in the integration process; input, processing, output.
For any mitzvah, the input can be found in the learning we do to discover what it means to us. Then we process what we learned about and the output takes place in the action and the feeling it evokes.
We light the candles. This is the action. What feelings are we left with when we sit with the candles?
It's an individualized journey. I look at Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, zt'l, (above) and am struck by his diligence and desire for precision in the output, stirred by his love for Hashem.
May the lights of Chanukah be integrated in every crevice of your world.