Unstuck And, No. 8

Day 8: How the Baal Shem Tov* Taught Teshuvah

This way,
said the Rav**
he shuffled into our meeting
introduced us to the teaching
he brought down from the Baal Shem Tov.

Exodus 3:3, the Rav said, G*d speaks to Moses
the bush burning but unconsumed.
Moses turns away,
I will turn away now
and see about this bush
how it remains unconsumed
.

Turn away?
Check the Rashi.***

Rashi say, I will turn away from here
and approach There.

That’s how the Baal Shem Tov taught teshuvah, said the Rav.

Process not performance
journey not destination
not sin-based:
change-based.

Not goal-taking
movement.

Unstuck and
coming-to.

jsg, usa

* Master of the Good Name
** Rav Sholom ben Neiche Feige
*** Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki, vintner and thinker