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A day of atonement

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's Yom Kippur, a day of deep reflection and atonement. And on this day, I feel truly sorry for many things.

I spent today making a list of all the ways in which I want to grow and change. And it was long. And it wasn't fun to do and it wasn't pretty. And I can't say I felt great about myself when I was done.

But, I then listened to a podcast by James Baraz on letting go of suffering and attachments, and what I was so lucky to hear, was that through our suffering, we find joy. Through our unskillful actions, we learn, we grow, we evolve, we change in beautiful ways.

And I believe that in seeing the areas in which I need to grow and being aware of them, I'm making space to let the light in and choose a better, more joyful way.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/26/2012 7:03PM

    Your reflection indicates you have kept this holyday as it was meant to be celebrated. Although not part of my tradition, ever since my daughter was born on Yom Kippur 43 years ago, I've always been aware of the movable date and its observance by others. May your resolutions lead to a wonderful year ahead.

Comment edited on: 9/26/2012 7:04:23 PM

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