Directing the Heart: Weekly Mindfulness Teachings and Practices from the Torah (Paperback)
"Directing the Heart: Weekly Mindfulness Teachings and Practices from the Torah" contains meditations and suggestions for Mindfulness practice inspired by the first five books of the Bible. For each week of the year, Rabbi Yael Levy searches out teachings from the Torah for guidance on how to love in the face of loss, to be open to joy, gratitude and beauty and to live with disappointments, sadness and pain. Using Rabbi Levy's own translations from the Hebrew, "Directing the Heart" can serve as a sourcebook for spiritual exploration for people of all faiths and paths. The book highlights the usefulness of taking time each day to set intentions and engage in spiritual practice. Each chapter includes a poetic meditation on the week's text followed by a recommendation for how to bring the teaching into daily life. Interest in Mindfulness has moved into mainstream American culture and Jewish Mindfulness adds an innovative spiritual component; Rabbi Levy has been exploring its potential for nearly two decades. Her approach strives to awaken the attention - to direct the heart - and strengthen the ability to meet well all that we encounter.