If you could only have one gift this Chanuka what would you choose? My beloved Rebbe and spiritual guide, Rabbi Shalom Arush says if you have happiness in your house on Chanuka that's all you will ever need. Here's another wonderful clip of Reb Shalom for the English-speaking world. Note the water scene where Reb Shalom smiles and lifts his hands to Hashem in personal prayer. He is obviously in a peak state for happiness and connection to Hashem here. It's a excellent segment to use for modeling which is one of the best ways to learn.
Stand and try to move and sway the way he does. Loosen your muscles and try to match his posture, smile, facial expressions, eye-movements, head movements, voice-tonality, and breathing as best you can. Ask Hashem to help you achieve the same peak state that he is in here by sending the same signal to your brain that he is getting to his. Play it over and over until you can quickly replicate this state in yourself.
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Blessings for a good Shabbos and a happy Chanuka!
Dr. Zev Ballen