Day 1: Seize a Moment of Meditation

Thank you for joining 18 Days to a Better You. Each day, I will be sending a brief reflection for personal growth. The theme of our 18 day journey is choosing life. As the mystical master Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotsk remarked, “My job in life is not to resurrect the dead, it is to resurrect the living.”

Thank G-d, we woke up this morning but are we truly alive and living out our deepest aspirations? Do we wonder how fast the time passed at the end of the day or we leading our lives with purpose? One of the first steps in choosing life is seizing meditative moments to awaken ourselves to our sounds of our soul. Often only in moments of personal crisis do we experience a moment of life recalibration. Yet, these days beckon us to craft our own moments for reflection to harness every day for growth and to truly live.

Schedule a minimum of 15 minutes for yourself every day for the next 18 days. Use this time whether it be in personal reflection on a walk, sitting alone, writing or just in meditation to rediscover what is inside of you. You are endowed with the Divine. In the hustle and bustle of life we lose sight of the truly important and focus on the urgent. The sounds of the shofar during this season stir us to hear the inner voice of G-d and express His mission for us. We can each grow if we allow ourselves the mental space to tune into a higher frequency of living.

Find the time today and set aside time tomorrow and beyond. Take a few moments and reflect on the following ideas.

Describe your best self or your best day. What makes your soul sing? During what moments of your life do you feel you are in the right place at the right time doing what you should be doing?

The answers to these questions will serve as a touchstone for choosing life this year and every year. I would love for you to share your thoughts. You can send me an email ([email protected]) or share on the 40 Days to a Better You website.

Wishing you blessings to hear your Divine voice and live every day to its fullest.

In friendship, Rabbi Cohen

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