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Merirrut ("Bitterness")

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Merirrut ("Bitterness"): (lit. “bitterness”); negative feelings which spur a person to positive activity
We must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others.
If joy is the revelation and expansion of the soul, then sorrow is a soul’s concealment and contraction. In sorrow the soul retreats, silencing all outward expression, shriveling to its narrowest sliver of selfhood . . .
Rabbi Zalman Gopin is a mentor at the yeshiva in Kfar Chabad, Israel. As a student, he once asked the Rebbe about how to best deal with the mood swings a person experiences. He would have expected the Rebbe to say that sadness is a bad thing, unequivocall...
The Kabbalah of Behavior
There is a difference between "merirut" a constructive bitter grief and "atzvut" a destructive depressing state. Constructive grief motivates change.
To become a bigger something, you gotta be a nothing in between.
To become a bigger something, you gotta be a nothing in between.
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