Over the past couple of years I have joined in #BlogElul by tweeting on the topic of the day and then posting them on my blog. I thought I was reasonably well prepared for Elul this year, having my thoughts written down on the first three topics of Prepare, Act and Search, before day one. However, I did not realise how prophetic my first thought was to be.
BlogElul 1: Planning may make you feel safe and secure but some things happen in life you can’t control and can never PREPARE for.
BlogElul 2: Don’t put on an ACT or wear a mask, be who you are.
BlogElul 3: SEARCH for your own truth. Embrace it. Live by the values that are deeply right for you.
Well, as per insight number one, life got in the way of Elul this year, introspection was shoved out of the way by a need for urgent practicalities, and then held at bay by some anxious moments.
Today is Elul 23, and though things are now back on an even keel, I am not sure whether to attempt a soul searching catch up in anticipation of the High Holidays, or to just be grateful that peace and calm reign for the moment.