Jewish wisdom on peace of mind, freedom from anxiety & habits, and personal success.
We can feel gripped by internal distress as if there's actual and present danger threatening us - from out there, from our past, from some circumstance. But those flashing alarms are part of a sound and light show built in to the design of life. Watching their ebb and flow reminds of the liberating truth - there is only one, single source to our psychological experience.
We get invested in perspectives about our lives, relationships, and futures that can feel super stressful. As far as we're concerned, we are simply feeling reality itself. Good news - it is human to be mistaken. We are feeling the world and our lives through a flow of thought/energy that is often not noticeable to us yet is shaping our experience moment to moment. In this understanding is a door to psychological freedom.
Have you found yourself reacting to the words or actions of others with an intensity you know is not warranted, but can't stop? Intense surges of feeling can overwhelm us. But when we begin to explore a deeper truth about those feelings and where they come from, we discover something liberating. Listen to this story of habitual reactivity unraveling in the face of a simple psychological insight.
I had been deeply moved for years by an awareness of a Higher Power. I had taught classes about traditional Jewish beliefs. But after getting into a real rut, I was stuck in negativity and judgment. Then a dear friend helped me to see the inside out nature of my psychological experience. It wasn't the stuff of my life-shaping my negativity. It was inside flow. That was a crazy and helpful gift.
Peek inside Sagi's negativity loop as he awakens to the simple truth that he's not stuck! He's watching a wave of divine energy that flows through him, colors his world, but ultimately doesn't define him nor his circumstances. The experience is so simple, so human, and so liberating.