On this eighth and last night of Hanukkah, our question is about gratitude: for what eight things are you grateful? Gratitude is a spiritual practice. Being grateful keeps our spirits lit up throughout the year. Even when times are bleak, and perhaps especially when our spirits are weary, opening our eyes to the gifts that surround us is a balm for Continue Reading
Hanukkah Night #6: What Helps You Stop & Rest?
In order to act in the world with consciousness and compassion, you must regularly stop and rest, and renew and recharge. Otherwise, the light in our beings can be snuffed out. Our question for this 6th night of Hanukkah is: what helps you rest and renew? We are not the first people, nor the last, that have faced challenging times. By feeding our souls, Continue Reading
Hanukkah Night #7: What Brings You Joy?
Tonight’s question for this 7th night of Hanukkah is: What seven things or experiences bring you joy? Reb Nachman of Bratzlav taught: “Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest, it is vital.” Despite Reb Nachman’s periodic bouts of severe depression, he stressed the importance of seeking joy." Having a regular spiritual practice of Continue Reading
Hanukkah Night #5: People You Admire
The question for tonight's 5th candle is: What five people inspire you, or bring you light? One way we receive light in our lives is from people we admire. You might be impressed by someone’s courage or compassion or how they confront challenges. They could be people you know personally or someone you’ve not met. Having people in our lives who can be a Continue Reading
Books and movies: Hanukkah Night #4
Tonight we light the 4th candle and our question is: What four books or movies impacted you this year? I have heard from many people that since the pandemic, reading for pleasure has been difficult. It has been this way for me, as well, which has been a sadness because reading novels has been a comfort since I was a little girl. We watched a lot of Continue Reading
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