The Jewish calendar year is described as a spiral. ¬†While we may return to the same point every year, hopefully we’re a bit wiser, more compassionate and understanding. ¬†How do we reach higher every year? ¬†By learning of course.
We can learn the hard way…through life’s tests and challenges. ¬†We can also learn the more gentler way. ¬†We can take a class, or read a book or listen to a lecture online. ¬†There are awesome ways to learn Torah online. ¬†The Torah gives us our foundation for life. It is through the lessons of the Torah we learn how to be good humans.
By learning we can prepare ourselves for life’s tests (and they are ongoing!). We may get angry when something happens, but then a light goes on. ¬†We stop ourselves a few seconds later, take a breath, maybe even recite a little prayer.
I have much to learn about life, and one of my night time prayers is that I live up to my potential and fulfill my life’s mission. ¬†I hope by learning, I will gain clarity.
What do you do to learn? ¬†Are you a student for life?
This post is part of Twitter’s @imabima’s list of writing prompts for the first two weeks of Nissan leading up to Passover.
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