Tag Archives: happiness

A Different Kind of Happiness

Here is Teria Shantall’s answer to my question presented in the post “Is the Goal to Make People Happy?” Dear Batya I think the answer to your question is to distinguish natural happiness (as an outflow of good circumstances which … Continue reading

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Is the Goal to Make People Happy?

In our weekly study group we touched on the topic of happiness. A certain Rabbi named bar Mechasya (Ein Aya, Shabbat 11a) considered the question of what it would be like to be employed by various typologies. About each group … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry

Recently I’ve discovered Mose Allison. His playing is fantastic and he’s truly one of a kind. One piece in particular puts a big smile on my face and makes me say “Yes, totally!” The words are: “I don’t worry about … Continue reading

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Joy in Alignment

A couple of weeks ago my husband spoke at our synagogue about the Torah portion re’eh. I want to share what he said because I believe it sheds light on two recent posts “Unpopular Psychology” and “What Makes Responsibility Feel … Continue reading

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Unpopular Psychology

Unpopular Psychology – Mussar and Logotherapy by E.D.Becker I must confess to living with the delusion that if Mussar were explained in its full beauty then people would flock to it, drawn by their heartstrings. Now that I have become … Continue reading

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Script

An interesting thing happened to me. I described logotherapy to my daughter who is a film school student. After I explained it her reaction was “You’ve just described the sequence of a script for a film!” My explanation of logotherapy … Continue reading

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Big ideas

First a word about the photo. I’ve changed the picture in the blog heading and I wanted you to see the picture in its entirety before it was cropped. We took this picture by the lake at St. Moritz in … Continue reading

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Fixing “earth”

To review, Happiness includes: a) Happy with one’s portion b) Happy with one’s obligations to God and man To be happy with one’s portion can be broken down still further into a) The conviction that what I have is enough … Continue reading

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Happiness is both love and respect

There is much depth of meaning in happiness that we have to understand, and our book continued by repeating the same ideas only on a deeper level. In order to fully grasp the meaning of (a) happiness with one’s portion … Continue reading

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Meaning in religious obligation

I want to share my ambivalence about a certain built-in difficulty I find in writing. The source of my ambivalence is that if I am writing personally there is going to be a link to my Jewish roots. At the … Continue reading

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