The Many Traps of Laziness
A contrast of people’s alacrity in pursuing their livelihood with the energy expended pursuing Torah and mitzvos. Zerizus is a characteristic that you generate, which leads to excitement and appetite for Torah and mitzvos. In a state of laziness, there is no burning desire for ruchnius. Laziness and depression go hand in hand. Zerizus as a facilitator of kavanah. Insights into hilchos tefillin and their effect on a person’s conduct.
Citations: In addition to the commentaries on Mishlei, this shiur cites Rabbeinu Bachye Parshas Terumah (p’sichah l’parshas ViYikchu li terumah), and Sefer Orchos Tzaddikim 16th sha’ar – sha’ar haAtzlus.