"Blessed are you, Adonai, who releases the bound (captive)." (Morning Prayers)
As I experience this prayer, I remember how bound up I am by my thoughts, my habits, my emotions, my circumstances, etc. This prayer is making me stop and realize how many ways, even though I said I was not a slave, I still am! The inner experience of this prayer is to allow myself to be confronted by a Higher Truth, my soul's knowledge from God. When I don't allow myself to be confronted by Higher Truth, I become more bound up, more imprisoned, more stuck. Tonight is Shabbat, I am going to allow God to release me from my self-imposed captivity and work hard to stay out!
1) What are the top three things that keep me a captive?
2) How will I allow myself to be confronted by a Higher Truth/God?
3) What actions do I need to take to stay out of captivity?