Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#BlogElul 3: Search

Elul is all about
the search.
What are we
looking for
as we search
our hearts?
What is it

Some would say that we are searching for
the flaws,
the cracks,
the missteps,
the misdeeds.

And so it's hard.

So this year
this Elul
let's search for
the light
the joy
the hope
the blessing.
Let's search for
our good deeds,
acts of kindness,

Can you find it?

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.

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