Friday, November 13, 2009

Change Your Mind

It's amazing to watch a child learn. It seems miraculous how they are wiring their brains from scratch.

On this episode of "The Infinite Mind", the claim is made that meditation is an effective tool to continue rewiring your brain even as an adult.

Question for your table:

Is there such thing as "meditation" in Judaism?

A lot of Jews do something called meditation. But are they adding something new to Judaism?

Maybe we should first ask, What is meditation?

There are many books about "Jewish meditation". I've read most of them.

Most claim to be inventing something new.

There is no need to. It's already there, always has been.

It's everywhere you look - in the Torah, Talmud, Kabbala, Rambam (Maimonides), Shulchan Aruch, etc. etc. Name a Jewish text and I'll show you where it teaches about meditation.

Not only that, but there are numerous types of Jewish meditation.

So here's the real question for your table: Why didn't they teach us about it in Hebrew school?

If you think you're too old to change your mind, click

Shabbat Shalom

(If you would like to learn more about this topic in a live online class, pop me an email.)

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” - Churchill

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