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Ten Absurdly Simple Ways to Live Higher

Ten Absurdly Simple Ways to Live Higher


Go ahead...

...give away all your worldly possessions to charity and live in a monastery in the Himalayas--maybe you’ll achieve higher consciousness and eternal bliss.

But before you do that, consider the alternative: Keep your home, your marriage, your kids, your career--keep your life the way it is, but do it higher.

Ten “first step” mitzvahs suggested by the Rebbe

That’s the idea behind what we call mitzvahs. A mitzvah is a connection between your world and a Higher Force. Through a mitzvah, you take some part of your mundane little world and make it higher.

The goal? To get out of life everything that life was meant to give. And to make the world into everything the world was meant to be. Because life is meant to be beautiful and the world is meant to be divine.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, we’ve made it even simpler. We’ve taken ten “first step” mitzvahs suggested by the great luminary of our time, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, and we've wrapped them together in this section. All come with lifetime warranties from G‑d Himself. Browse through them. Pick up a mitzvah. Or two. Or three. Pick up your life. Together, we’ll pick up the whole big world.

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