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Cheshbon ha-Nefesh (English and Hebrew Edition) [Menachem Mendel Levin, Dovid Landesman, Yitzchak Scher] on *FREE* shipping on. The method of cheshbon ha-nefesh was first laid out in a book called, naturally enough, Cheshbon ha-Nefesh, written by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Leffin and. It is called in Hebrew “cheshbon ha’nefesh,” which translates into. English as ” accounting of the soul.” An accounting of the soul can describe any kind of inner .

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More important than the amount you write or the floweriness of the prose is the honesty you bring to your introspection. That interior world of personality, thought, wisdom and emotions, along with its eternal essence, is what we know as “soul,” and a rigorous process of soul-accounting delivers up the penetrating insight and change that are the very purpose of these Days of Awe. If you review your list daily, and get angry at your own stupidities, then that anger will give you the power to make changes.

Are their lives easier or harder because of my behavior?

And God saw that this was good. Your notes should be brief, just an outline of the facts that reveal something of your characteristics. Learn how your comment data is processed. Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder. To the Current Index Page. Annual Review On Rosh Hashana, we make a cheshbon covering the previous year. For equanimity he writes: The one for that week is at the front of the pile. Nefesh is another word with sacred and secular meanings.

Every morning, soon after you have awakened, read over to yourself the reminder statement for the trait of that week. Did I accomplish what I intended?

As the month of Elul rolls around again, drawing Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah closer, rabbis once again begin urging each of us to do a ” cheshbon ha-nefesh, ” a personal acounting. The method of cheshbon ha-nefesh was first laid out in a book called, naturally enough, Cheshbon ha-Nefeshwritten by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Leffin and published in Lvov, Ukraine in OF course, i would source the things and would be willing to pay for the service.

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Thanks to Rabbi for the advises! May you have a blessed and fulfilling Rosh Hashana and God grant you a speedy recovery. Shine a bright light on your day, and see what there is to see about that quality that is your focus for that week, and write down just what you need to record to clarify the facts of your motives, actions and reactions.

Otherwise he’ll just remain in a state of confusion all his life. I do yoga stretches and meditation every morning so I have my cards set up on the little table in my quiet room. The details contain the underlying patterns that recur in your life, and by examining them, you get nothing less than a read-out on the contents of your unconscious, as these express themselves in the particulars of your life.

My spirit is strong due to my interest in yor site,whilst being more focused through a period of uncertainty. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Done like that, it provides clear knowledge of the forces and contours of your own inner landscape.

Go over this reminder in what ever way causes it to be so clearly illuminated in your mind that it seems to have been written in neon.

I wanted to know more about the coming Holidays – so I started spending time on reading about Rosh HaShana – Reading about “spiritual accounting” caused me to reflect on the value of my life since I no longer work! This is the common denominator of “free will” available to every human being. She blogs at https: In what ways have I made it worse?

Just do your best. We can’t just dream and fantasize about our goals and forget to do the steps to accomplish them, or we’ll never get there. What have I accomplished today? A quality may leap right out at you – you lost your temper with your kids, or you got coerced into saying yes to something that you know you shouldn’t have taken on.

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The shofar blasts like an alarm clock. About decisiveness he says: What’s holding me back from growing? How am I going hansfesh improve for tomorrow? It brings to light deep patterns that might otherwise remain hidden from us. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts in Elul! Four Steps to Change.

And if you already feel that you are adequately generous, for example, you’ve identified one trait chrshbon don’t need on your list.

Of course they’ll tell you they’re eating to live. And for righteousness he goes to the Talmud for “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.

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It lists what my party has ordered, the cost of each item, and a total. The most important thing is to ask ourselves and clarify chdshbon am I living for? On the other hand, our day-to-day actions need to be reviewed constantly. It might be helpful to set up your cards right beside your bed, or at another place where you are sure to see them and be reminded.

So it goes, through the thirteen weeks, at which point you will return right back to the first of the qualities on your list, back to “equanimity.