An Isolation Meditation – Feeling boxed-in due to the Corona pandemic restrictions? This is for you! – Chabad.org

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm


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I'd like to share a meditation for anyone who is feeling boxed-in, whether in general, or currently due to the Corona pandemic restrictions.

The meditation herein presented is based upon the Six Constant Mitzvot of the Torah. These six are central to Jewish life in that they embody many of the fundamental teachings of Judaism. Applying to all Jews, in all places, at all times, and considered "duties of the heart," these six commandments are a prime example of the purpose of Jewish meditation: to meditate upon the oneness of God at every moment of our lives. In some prayer books they are recited at the end of the Morning Prayer.

The Six Are:

Instead of viewing oneself as confined, view your surroundings as a sanctuary, a force field, or cube around you. Place yourself at the center with the side at each of the six directions corresponding to one of the six constant mitzvahs that are incumbent upon all Jews at all places and all times. Wherever we're going (or wherever we're staying), these six are incumbent upon us.

What we will now discuss is based on the meditation explained in the book "Living in Divine Space" by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh.

The order in which the commandments are presented follows a logical order in terms of cause-effect relation: One is first aware that Gd exists; this leads him to deny all other pseudo- divinities. Once that is done he sees Gd in everything; this leads him to love Gd and his love brings him to fear separation from Him. This fear in turn inspires him to defend himself from distracting or confusing influences.

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