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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You need a regular system to evaluate how well you performed and take stock of where you stand. Say that the first quality on your list is “equanimity,” just as it is in Rabbi Leffin’s book. 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.

If a person has clarity on where he’s going in life, hanefeeh get there.

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Of course, during the day you try to live up to the ideal stated on your reminder card, but not with strain or by repressing tendencies. Once you have completed seven days focused just on equanimity, now you leave equanimity behind and check your list to see what the next quality is.

About decisiveness he says: Why Celebrate in the Dead of Winter? May you have a blessed and fulfilling Rosh Hashana and God grant you a speedy recovery. I hope it will be a great teaching tool for me. Your 10 Guiding Principles for Life. Then, every evening that same week, record in your diary at bedtime those things that happened to you that day that reveal something about the presence or absence of equanimity in your experience.


What is Cheshbon Hanefesh? – Coffee Shop Rabbi

Other than that, these are great instructions in preparing for the High Holidays. What we have to do is get in touch with this desire of our souls and then plan how to attain that love. For equanimity he writes: Thank you for these beautiful thoughts in Elul! We can either wake up and ask the right questions, or sleep our lives away. I wrote about it in my recent book, “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” where I said, “The central point [of cheshbon ha-nefesh ] is really to reveal to consciousness the contents of the unconscious mind.

What is Cheshbon Hanefesh?

An Open Letter to a Jewish Singles. You focus on one quality from your list for a full week, and really there are just two things you need to do Every morning, soon after you have awakened, read over to yourself the reminder statement for the trait of chshbon week.

Shining Light in All the Dark Corners.

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. Dry Cleaning for the Soul.

Or maybe it’s greed that sends you off in ways that don’t yield up anything except a bad taste in your mouth.


Personal Improvement through Personal Accounting

OF course, i would source the things and would be willing to pay for the service. Your literature has enriched me with so much knowledge chesbhon the New Year, and a lot more.

Cheshbon ha-Nefesh done like this is simple but amazingly effective. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Alan Morinis is the author of Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: So we have to start asking ourselves now. By using our site, you accept our use of cookies and our updated privacy policy.

Iron Lady of the Middle East. You put hanefewh reminder card for that quality at the front of the pile, ready to recite every morning of that week, while in the evenings you’ll record only those matters related to that next quality on your list.

Just do your best.

About the only thing I disagree with is the part about getting angry at oneself in order to help promote change. If you review your list daily, and get angry at your own stupidities, then that anger will give you the power to make changes.

Don’t worry if what you write wouldn’t pass as literature. What are we doing with our lives?