Attaining a Settled Mind
“The main thing is to have a settled mind”
- Rav Levi Yitzvhak Bender,
Leading Rabbi of Breslov
Of the previous generation
Amidst the business of a workday with all of one’s activities, responsibilities and errands – is it possible to go through an entire day with a settled mind?
God created us with spiritual capacities and powers beyond what we could imagine. For just as God is infinite, we have that essence of infinity in our being made in the image of God.
So how can we access that amidst the busy days and lifestyles that we have?
There are two ways.
The first advice is to “walk with words of Torah”. That is to take something that speaks to our soul from the works of our sages and to walk with it throughout the day. To chew it over and to meditate on it as we are doing and living throughout the day.
To somehow have it in the front of our minds to anchor us in holiness and to allow our day to be an expression of that piece of Torah.
Doing this will entirely change our lives, relationships and perspectives on reality; as we will begin to relate to everything through the prism and lens of God’s mind.
Tomorrow we will go into the second form of advice, God willing.
I would love to hear from anyone who tries this and hear how it went for you.
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