The Days In Between

During these days in between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, we continue to do teshuvah, turning toward alignment, connection, relationship and presence.

As we engage in teshuvah, it is helpful to practice pausing and noticing.

We pause and notice

    What inspires our gratitude, amazement and awe,

    What causes us to feel constricted or ill at ease,

    What encounters offer opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity,

    What encounters cause us to want to hide or turn away.

The practice of teshuvah calls us to reach for the willingness to offer and ask for forgiveness, even as we notice what might get in the way of doing so.

Teshuvah calls us to remember and return to what we love, to make amends, to seek awareness, and continually return to presence.

This week in between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, the potential for healing is vast.  Let us pause, notice and act. Let us engage in teshuvah for the sake of each other and the planet.

Let us return to alignment, to balance, to presence, so we can shine with compassion, dignity and love.

Blessings to all.

Rabbi Yael Levy