Friday, September 2, 2011

Elul 3: Teshuvah inventory questions

For the purposes of introspection, here is a list of ten questions that we might consider for the next four weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah:

In the past year, have I...

... taken care of the people around me enough?

... sought reconciliation with loved ones whom I have struggled with?

... improved my connections with others?

... tried to focus on personal behaviors that I would like to change?

... sought humility?

... evaluated how my actions affect others?

... volunteered my time for the betterment of society or the environment?

... mistreated anybody, deliberately or not?

... not fulfilled promises?

... considered ways to improve this world, and taken appropriate action?

Writing this has given me plenty to think about! Feel free to add your own introspective questions in the comments below.


This is the fourth in a series of thoughts for Elul. Here are the three previous ones:

Rosh Hodesh Elul: What's more important than electricity?

Elul 1: Resonances of the Shofar

Elul 2: The Spaces In-Between

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1 comment:

  1. Very thoughtful, as is frequent with you. Reminds me of something Rabbi Matt spoke about many years ago.