Monthly Archives: November 2010

Divine intervention first thoughts

What I’m about to write is not well thought out yet so take it as such. Any questions or comments to help me explore further are more than welcome. I’ve been thinking about the meaning of belief in divine providence … Continue reading

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The meaning of feedback

Today, after receiving feedback on an earlier post (The ultimate trusting relationship) I went back and rewrote that post. The linguistic corrections were helpful. I also appreciated her questions and comments on parts that didn’t make sense. Feedback is so … Continue reading

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Only experiential understanding is understanding

In the course of my studying about trust in God in the book Alei Shur I came across a few statements that threw me for a moment. He said that there is no quality that people delude themselves into thinking … Continue reading

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Needing, wanting, asking

One little three letter word in the Talmud that comes up frequently is ba’ei, which means to need, want or ask. One word follows the next. What you need you want and you consequently ask for. These concepts are inseparable. … Continue reading

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Logotherapy is…

A dialogue that recognizes a third presence in the therapy room A philosophy and approach to psychotherapy that assists the person to become who he or she is meant to be A way of life that looks at all of … Continue reading

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Career is not the only goal

People get too caught up with the idea of having a mission in life. We have a mission in a larger sense but it’s pretty much of a mystery what that mission is. It’s more helpful to do what you’re … Continue reading

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The ultimate trusting relationship

In the area of halacha (Jewish law) a situation can arise in which a court might tell a person the following: We cannot force you to pay because your actions caused damage to someone else only in an indirect way, … Continue reading

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The unquenchable spirit

I met Rachamim Melamed a couple of weeks ago. He has written about 10 books, most of them after he contracted ALS, a degenerative disease that little by little renders all of the person’s limbs immobile. The occasion for meeting … Continue reading

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In God we trust – only IF we believe

We’re looked at three aspects of belief in God – a) Nothing I accomplish is by my own power, b) what I do matters and c) God expects me to think How do these three aspects of belief in God … Continue reading

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Don’t be hard on yourself; just expect more

The third aspect of belief is this: I believe that God knows the impact of even my subconscious thoughts on my actions. Together with this God also knows my capacity to think carefully about what I’m doing; therefore God demands … Continue reading

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