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Parashat Vayeitsei: The danger of routine

ByRABBI RACHEL BARENBLAT
November 29, 2016 18:22

We need to cultivate pathways to awe so that we can wake ourselves again and again.

Art by Pepe Fainberg

Art by Pepe Fainberg. (photo credit:PEPE FAINBERG)

HOW MUCH of your life do you spend sleepwalking? How much of your life do you spend going through the motions, carried forward by force of habit rather than any particular consciousness or will? Most of us do this much of the time.

I wake in the morning, make the kid breakfast, get us dressed, pack our lunches, see him safely onto the school bus, and go to work, glancing at emails and Facebook messages all the while. Your variation probably looks slightly different, but not that different.

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