Have you forgiven yourself and others yet?
Well, you will know if you have because all of a sudden, all your relationships will change.
Yom Kippur is the day when the renewal of the relationships in our lives becomes etched in stone. It is the only day that we can reach into the deepest, most hidden, part of our soul, the purest part. It is the perfect day to rediscover who we really are (a pure neshama!) and reconnect to our true selves and to Hashem.
I see it as a day of infinite hope:
May it be Hashem's will that all of our relationships are healed.
1. bein adam l'atzmo: between me and myself:
This year may we identify with the pure neshama that we are, and not the actions, thoughts, and emotions that try to define us as someone else.
2. bein adam l'chaveiro: between me and my fellow man:
This year may we identify others as the pure neshamos that they are, and not the actions, thoughts, speech that seem totally disconnected from Torah.
3. bein adam l'Makom: between me and Hashem:
This year may we see Hashem as our closest confidante, as the One who is holding us afloat and breathing our very life into us, as the One who is pulling us close to Him every second of the day.
Gmar Chasima Tova,
Love, aviva rus
- Exercise for the day:- Inspire someone who feels broken. Give him/her hope.
- Meditate on the words of the Torah portion quoted above.
Excerpt from 60 Days: A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays, by Simon Jacobson. ©Copyright The Meaningful Life Center, 2012. All rights reserved.www.meaningfullife.com.