We find ourselves during the Ten Days of Teshuvah (Repentance). During these 10 days of introspection, we reflect on the past year and take on good resolutions for the New Year.
Teshuvah literally means to return to our soul’s original and pristine state, like the day we were born. As we pass through life, we tend to get bored with the monotony and we repeatedly fall prey to the allure of some unwise and empty considerations that we now realize were worthless and unproductive. We look for fresh experiences, soon to realize that we were soiled by our errors and misjudgments. The essence of our soul, however, remains pure and untouched. Teshuvah gives us the ability to access and reconnect to that untouched self and restore our lives to factory settings. [Read more…]