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Thought for the Day

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Thought for the Day

The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that “a person is where his thoughts are.”
Thought, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Thought for the Day
Disc 150, Program 597

Event Date: 11 Nissan 5742 - April 04, 1982

The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that “a person is where his thoughts are.”

Although Judaism places a premium on action and speech, these two faculties can hide one’s true intentions. It is by understanding the thoughts behind the deeds that we can appreciate their value and sincerity. In a sense, a disconnect is formed between the speaker and the listener and between the doer and the observer. It is the thoughts behind the words we say and the motives hidden in the things we do that actually create a connection.

This then, is why Judaism puts such emphasis on our thoughts upon rising each morning; it is these thoughts which carry us through the day - influencing our speech and actions throughout, and connecting us with others.

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Lawrence Fox Waldorf, MD May 4, 2017

Thank you for sharing this with us!! Excellent insights. Reply

Loriann Witte San Juan Capistrano July 11, 2016

All things are created twice. 1st in intention, then in action. We co-create our experience with our thoughts, words, and deeds.
What we think about, we bring about at least, in the internal mindscape. Reply

Anonymous February 18, 2016

On how one should start the day This is amazing, I have written the main points down so that I can reflect on this every morning. Reply

Don Zusya Goodman February 14, 2016

It is amazing that we are privy to such insights to empower us to break through the final moments of exile with thoughts which can only bring us closer to redemption. Reply

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