Monday, July 14, 2008
Should One Try to Go to Kivrei Tzadkim if He Doesn't Feel Drawn To?
Over Shabbos, a Tzadik friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go with him to the "Ohel" of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt"l, for his 14th Yohrtzeit. It was a sweet offer, but I declined, since I don't usually go to Kivrei Tzadikim.
A Simple Jew and I were e-talking about this topic, and I pointed out that, in general, I am not drawn to go to Kivrei Tzadkim to daven. I know there's an inyan to do so, but does this mean that one should go out of their way to do so, even without feeling internally compelled?
More generally, there are many practices which are not required halachically, but are good for the person. I, like perhaps others, feel connected and drawn to do some of these things. But there are others that I do not feel drawn to do, for the most part. For instance, it's very good to say Tehillim daily and daven by Kivrei Tzadkim, but these are two things that I'm not naturally inclined to do. Should I see this as a sign that this is not an avodah that my neshama is connected to? Or should I see it as something that I should get myself to do at least once in a while? Any thoughts?
(Picture courtesy of Letters of Thought)
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