Why don’t we do what we know is good for us?

We Jews just finished the month of Elul which constitutes a time of t’shuvah before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. T’shuvah is commonly translated as “repentance,” although this is a poor semantic representation for the Jewish concept. The process of t’shuvah, at its core, is a return to self, to our inner truths – the word in Hebrew, תשובה‎ – literally means, “return.” T’shuvah is the return to the things we know to be true, to be valuable for

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Meditating F*cking Hurts

Screaming Knees, Epiphanies, and…HOW MUCH LONGER?! A 60-minute meditation. Fuck. A lesson in Einsteinian relativity. When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit in meditation for a minute you think it’s two hours. Now imagine 60 minutes. But when a monk commands you to meditate, you do. I’m not new to meditation. I’ve done it countless times. I pride myself on some of my meditation spots — mountain tops, beaches, the

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