You can Change! Focusing on Free Will
Week 3, Lesson 18: September 15 / Elul 24
We were introduced to Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler two days ago. Refer back to lesson 16 to read his brief biography. Here he interprets the “books” that are opened on Rosh Hashanah:
Do you agree that “Only one who desires the things of the spirit is truly alive?” Why or why not?
Your practice for this week is to form and articulate kavvanot for yourself, and to direct your words and deeds in line with those conscious intentions. Continue with your intention for the week to exercise your free will in a situation that challenges you. For today, add the intention to appreciate and to experience the pleasure of the spiritual in whatever way you understand that to mean. Journal your insights.
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