August 2009

A time for Reflection and Soul searching

August 25, 2009 by Rabbi Shai Specht   Comments (0)

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The Maharal of Prague said, "All the month of Elul, before eating and sleeping, a person should look into her/his soul and search her/his deeds, that he may make confession."

As we approach the Jewish High Holidays, we spend some time reviewing the past year. Where am I on the path of spiritual transformation? Am I still as passionate about it as I was when I first began the journey? It's easy for us to fall into patterns of routine and to become bored, even when it concerns bettering ourselves and our world.

All too often we tend to focus on what we don't have, rather than the beautiful things we do. See the things you take for granted just as you did in the beginning - before you got used to them and forgot they were there...
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
This is something we can do year round; soul searching helps us grow and develop spiritually.

The Divine Being understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
Peace on the outside comes from knowing Shekhinah on the outside.
When we lose God it is not God that is lost.
Availability is better than ability for Hashem.
Exercise daily, walk with The Light!
Darkness cannot put out the light; it can only make The One brighter.
Weave in faith and Creator will find the thread.

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