The Power of Habit – Is This the Key to Teshuva?

The Power of Habit

When I first heard the idea my reaction was very negative.

We like to think of ourselves as rational beings.

We think about what we are doing.

We weigh the options and then we act.

However, a Duke University researcher claims that more than 40% of the things you and me do each day are not rational decisions.

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Jewish Meditation at the Kotel

Har HaBayit and Kotel

“I couldn’t move”, “It was like magic” and “you must do it”, were some the responses of the ten randomly selected strangers who participated in a guided meditation intended to connect them more deeply to the Western Wall. In a seven minute video detailing the process, we can see French, Italian, American and Israeli visitors to the Western Wall sitting in a chair at the back of the Western Wall’s plaza and instructed to visualize themselves relaxing and going back in time to when the Temple was built.

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