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My mother’s penetrating legacy.

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Visitor Comments: 11

(10) average, March 10, 2014 5:25 PM

you get paid to think

we don't

(9) anonymous, March 9, 2014 3:05 PM

thinking and Slhomo Hamelech

Why should we think that most people don't think? I think they do. But if they don't, I think the reason probably is that they just never thought about thinking.

In Kohelet, Shlomo Hamelech says, "I spoke to myself" and I spoke to my heart" - which is talking about thinking. And from lhere we learn that it is very important to commune with our selves.

(8) David, March 7, 2014 12:32 AM

Most nights, I fall asleep very quickly. But when I have something troubling on my mind, sometimes I don’t fall asleep for hours. And then, I sleep very poorly. I find waking much more interesting. I don’t set an alarm clock, but I usually start to awake 45 to 30 minutes before I want to get out of bed. It is a twilight time, not completely conscious, and not completely sleeping. Imagination and reality merge into a calm mélange, flowing from dream to preparation for the emerging day.
If I really need to think, I want to be fully awake. It helps to write, to organize my thoughts, to analyze them, to evaluate them. Real thinking is hard work, and I guess that I am as lazy as the next person, so I don’t think very much if I don’t have to.

(7) M gutman, March 6, 2014 10:56 PM

Yes,I think,but usually during sh'moneh esrei or tehillim.
It is easier to escape than to face reality.
May your wise Mother's Neshama have an Aliya.

Sanford Goodmn, May 12, 2014 5:07 AM

I do the sme thing too

I do the same thing too. The solution is: Think about what you are saying in the Sh'moneh Esrei and the Tehillim. It helps.

Sandy Goodman
Dallas Texas

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