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All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from Long COVID

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from Long COVID

You may be amazed with what you’ve learned through transpersonal psychology and underwhelmed with what you have encountered in Judaism. Here are five golden nuggets from the world of Torah that transpersonal psychologists—and those they inspire—will benefit from knowing.

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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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