Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#BlogElul: Understand

Ironically, the longer I spend here in the world, the longer is the list of things I don’t understand. Among the things that continually baffle me – in no particular order – are:

  • Cancer
  • Violence
  • Faces endlessly glued to screens
  • Politics and politicians
  • The stock market
  • Tattoo sleeves
  • The youth orientation of our culture
  • The joy of consumerism
  • Outright nastiness
  • Slapstick comedy (I don’t find it amusing)
  • Deceit
  • Bullying
  • And the list goes on…

All the more reason, I guess, to spend this month working to explore and understand my own soul – and exactly what makes it tick.

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.