Saturday, October 27, 2012
Finding your path
Confession: Lately I have been struggling with my Avodas Hashem. I have not really wanted to get up for davening, I haven't really been davening period, and getting up even on Shabbos has been non existant. It has been horrible, I have really struggled. Thankfully I have been shomer Shabbos, and shomer Kashrut, which is a good thing since my job depends on it. Lately, due to events in my life that I will not share about here, maybe ever, I have found myself more interested in the mussar path within Judaism, and have shied away from Chassidus for now, not totally mind you, just not front and center. Both movements place emphasis on a person's relationship with Hashem, but focus on different aspects of it. Once I understand the goals of both more, I look to discuss more in depth, but for now, I will leave it at the fact that Chassidus in general focuses on the greatness of Hashem, whereas Musar looks more at the lowliness of a person, although, Slobadka focuses on the greatness a person could attain.