A way to reframe from negative to positive.
Start by asking yourself these 2 questions:
- How do I feel about myself.
- How do I think about myself.
On the matter that has a negative load you will notice that the outcome
of these 2 questions is most likely the exact opposite of one another,
thought will in this case be holding more truth than the feelings you have.
An example from a brother:
He had created a sense of shame in the past based on a feeling during a certain situation,
it followed him around for many years.
When he found his way into Judaism and kabbalah, he began introspection, meditating on the differences between thinking and feeling, he realized there was nothing to be ashamed of.
Years of following the heart which, was his animal soul’s control center, the Nefesh Behamit,
mastering it in a short amount of time, through G-dly meditation and introspection,
his thinking had now synchronized his feelings.
Tanya, Perek 17 it says:
Moach Shalit al Halev, the mind rules the heart.
He was now living life following his Nefesh Elokit/G-dly soul, headquarters of the mind,
our head above our Heart, unlike animals, in the way we were created as the standing kind.
In this process we must never take the accomplishment as our goal,
but we should constantly be doing introspection, asking which part is speaking to me now ?
The animal soul or the divine soul?
The work is never done that’s why the aim is efford, which has a continuous state
while acomplishments end at a certain goal and the nefesh Behamit takes over,
making you take all for granted once again.
The bondage of our own ways is often what needs redemption,
And like the Jews came out of Egypt, the way to it is ongoing,
keep up the good work in joy.
Good luck and be blessed מַזָּל טוֹב וּבְרָכָה
By Yoeri Schepens
Sources: Tanya by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi
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