Thursday, August 23, 2012
#BlogElul 5 - Trust
Today is the first day of school.
And, interestingly, today's topic is "trust."
I've never thought much about how important trust is when we deposit our most precious people for hours on end in a school building. We kiss their little heads, wave goodbye, and trust that they will be well-cared for.
And we trust, as we push them out into the world, that they will land safely. We try to break their fall, to guide them on the way. But ultimately, someday, we have to trust in their own inner ability to do what they need to do, to become the people that they need to become.
Sometimes...we hold on too tightly.
We forget to let go...and just trust.
The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. It offers a chance for spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. It is traditional to begin one’s preparation for the High Holy Days during this month with the Selichot, the prayers of forgiveness. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I'll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation... I will be blogging here, and sharing #Elulgram photos on the same themes at imabima.tumblr.com. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others' as well!
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