Everyday holiness the jewish spiritual path of mussar alan morinis on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers mussar is an illuminating approachable and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day to day life. Everyday holiness is an introductory text for anyone who is interested in practicing mussar mussar is a lesser known but quite old jewish spiritual practice that focuses on helping people improve their soul traits ie personality characteristics such as generosity humility loving kindness orderliness and trust through a series of relatively straightforward and practical steps. Everyday holiness is a very practical guide to the jewish spiritual self improvement path of mussar though the mussar tradition has been around since the 19th century it has many elements that are similar to modern self improvement techniques modern psychology and eastern religious traditions. Everyday holiness the jewish spiritual path of mussar trumpeter 2007 as the purpose of mussar is to find spiritual elevation through the practice of jewish ethics this is done by identifying ethical modes of behavior and infusing each with a sense of holiness that leads to a higher spiritual awareness. Here is an accessible and inspiring introduction to this jewish spiritual path which until lately has been best known in the world of orthodox judaism the core teaching of mussar is that our deepest essence is inherently pure and holy but this inner radiance is obscured by extremes of emotion desire and bad habits
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