Thursday, September 11, 2014

#BlogElul: What Does it Take to Awaken a Soul?

What does it take to awaken a soul?
How loudly must the alarm clock ring to be heard by one's innermost being?

Did I sleep through the alarm during the past year?
Did I hit the snooze button one too many times?

In the new year, how can I be sure to hear the alarm and, knowing what it means, to act accordingly?

What does it take to awaken a soul?

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this #BlogElul post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.