Because there are LOTS of traditional Jewish prayers scheduled to be recited each day, in a group with others or alone, the notion of solitary prayer is often overlooked. Shuli Kleinman posted about Hisbodedus this week.
She wrote, "By speaking out loud to Hashem about our personal subjective experiences, we come to be able to understand the messages that are concealing Infinite light and are then able to ask Hashem for the use of that light for Torah, avoda, chesed and mitzvahs."
I created the quote the the photo above because it's true that God knows me better than I know myself. That's a no-brainer. But what's not as well-known is how we can get to now ourselves better by speaking out loud to God, as often as possible. It is my best mental and emotional therapy for body, mind, heart and soul.