LEAN IN – Take a Deep Breath

One of the hardest parts of a LEAN IN attitude is knowing when to pull back. As humans we need to fuel, we need to express our feelings, we need to connect and we need to rest.

The great Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught; Mastering the spiritual journey means being an expert at “running and returning”.

In some ways that means knowing when it’s time to engage and when it’s time to slow down, but it also means knowing that different times, and different days, entail using different spiritual muscles. The master of the spiritual path recognizes and celebrates whichever muscles they are working; those of service & action or those of humility & self-care.

So, if you’re feeling a little burnt out today, you’re not alone

Take a deep breath and celebrate the small steps

About the Author
Menachem Poznanski, LCSW is director of The Living Room, a clubhouse for Jewish young adults in recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction. Menachem is co-author of Stepping out of the Abyss: A Jewish guide to the 12 steps (Mosaica, 2017) and the editor of both Consciously and The Light Revealed, two social media initiatives focused on the messages of Jewish recovery and spirituality. Menachem resides in Cedarhurst, NY with his wife Naomi and their children, Zoe and Tani.
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