Ahava Rabbah Tools 1
“Instill understanding in our hearts…” Reciting these prayers and feeling this breadth of emotion is in itself good. These two things are cleansing baths that purify the Jewish soul from every polluted desire and bring it close to God. They do not allow the soul to slumber lethargically and fall faint.
Instead, they accustom your soul to be more and more revealed.
Then use it to prepare for Shema:
Then these two grow stronger: your spiritual passion and your imageless mindfulness.
And it grows easier to arouse your soul to attain