Yom Kippur or The Day of Atonement – Some afterthoughts about the universal message of renewal and the cleansing of energies
(Thanks to Tamar Kedar)
By Dorit Kedar
To rest should be out of choice and not an outcome of overtiredness or enervation.
To act should be realized placidly.
A refreshing rest and a placid activity require a prior decision to modify old habits and start practicing a new way of living the day.
Our mind may plan the future while focusing on the core of Being- the primary physical conditioning.
While having short and long time targets – attention has to be paid , along the day, to the quality of breathing, of nurturing food, absolute pause (clean of all electronic devices or external artificial noise ) and body exercise.
The physical conditioning has erroneously become the means to achieve goals while goals have to be an integral part of the physical conditioning- the sap of vitality and wellness.
An ameliorated physical conditioning expands the power of observing both outer and inner world.
Thus, absolute truths, generalizations and idea fix disappear with time and an infinite scale of nuances and sub nuances turn the outer and inner worlds into an exciting field of endless exploration.
This endless exploration becomes our inner temple and an anchor of relevant reference, enhancing our creativity.
Similarly to the ebb and flow, we learn when to progress and when to withdraw, when to initiate and when to yield.
Merging with The Ocean of Life and Death, prevents sinking in the puddle of the illusory idea about an existing harmony or perfection, as everything everywhere incessantly – is evanescent.
Alternating Initiative and reconciliation are the best remedy to counter-act a turbulent, alienated mind, busy with the unknown outcome of the future.
Compassion, tolerance, love and merging with the Eternal Becoming erase territorial boundaries and as such, are the natural stimulators of initiative and reconciliation.