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Sing, Sing, Sing: Thoughts on Psalm 105

We all have habits of mind, well-worn neural pathways down which our minds go racing when we are anxious, when we lie down to sleep or simply when we are idle.

Rebbe Nachman calls these habits לסטים הדעת - thieves of consciousness. They are the habits of mind which draw our consciousness towards harmful, destructive places, places from which it can be difficult to extract ourselves.