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…and really mean it
Received wisdom on starting off your day on the right foot-and the right state of mind.
The day’s first battlefield is your bed, and the first shot is fired when the alarm clock rings. “I Want” reaches out to hit the snooze button; “I Should” is ready to jump out of bed and take on another day . . .
Before even the rooster would crow, my humanity received its daily reminder, its morning wakeup call, through the words of the Modeh Ani prayer. The bridge between living and being alive.
The sages of the Talmud disagree on the point in Jewish history at which time the obligation to bring bikkurim (“first fruits”) came into effect. The Rebbe sees their debate as a lesson on the nature, uses and hindrances of knowledge and consciousness.
Slumbered time is probably the most wasted human resource. Why did G-d create us in such a way that we spend 25% to 30% of our lives doing nothing?
A common denominator of successful people is how they determine the schedule of their waking hours and filling it with moments of gratitude, meditation, mindfulness and meaning. Here's what the Code of Jewish Law tells us about how a successful Jewish mor...
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The first words of your day are the trunk of the tree from which every branch of that day will grow . . .
Solid bedrock
When you first wake up, you’re a new creation. The seed of everything you must be, of all you must accomplish, is there then. Grab it while you can.
Wake up the morning and tell the sun to rise! If it is the sun that told you to rise, then you are still asleep. If you are awake just because it is day then it is still night. The sensation of wakefulness—that is just the day suspending you above your be...
Get Your Hands Wet!
In the Holy Temple, the priests would wash their hands before their daily service. And every individual is a priest in the temple of his or her home and heart...
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