Friday, August 21, 2015

#BlogElul 6: Know


Knowledge is power.
There's a certainty in
knowing.

Knowing what you
want
Knowing who you
are
Knowing why you
exist.

There's a concrete feeling.
A solidity.
Knowledge builds a foundation.

And when you don't know
cracks develop
in that foundation...
you have to steady yourself
a little more
wave your arms wildly around
trying to
keep your balance.

When you don't know
sometimes it's because
you
can't
know
everything.

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 prayers of forgiveness, but I like to think of it as a whole-person preparation activity. 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 and on Instagram @imabima. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others' as well! Read more about #BlogElul here.

1 comment:

Batya Medad said...

I love this series.
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