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Focusing and Jewish Mysticism

Focusing and Jewish Mysticism

Judaism is overflowing with maps of spiritual transformation. One prominent example from Hasidic Mysticism is the path of descending for the sake of going higher [yerida l’tzorekh aliyah]. In this journey, you are called to face inner constrictions, difficulties, and suffering directly. Travelling towards your fears may seem counterintuitive compared to our culture’s standard approach of bypassing (i.e. avoiding pain and distracting ourselves from inner turmoil). However, an inner descent traversed with presence, curiosity, and self-compassion leads you to clarity, understanding, and positive transformation.

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