15 Questions for Introspection: L'Shana Tovah
Every Sunday I like to sit in my thoughts from the week. I breathe into the areas I feel weak and let them go. I breathe into the areas I feel strong and let that strength warm my body. Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year), which makes this Sunday meditation deeper than other weeks. This year I have put together 15 questions to ask myself and I thought I’d share them with you. So grab a notebook and sit down with the space and emotions that surround you.
15 Questions for Introspection:
What are my greatest achievements from the last year?
Do I celebrate or acknowledge my wins no matter how small?
Do I express enough gratitude and appreciation for what I have?
“Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.”
Do I let my past pains dictate my present?
Is there anyone with whom I feel resentful or angry?
Does it benefit me to hold on to these feelings?
What relationships do I wish to repair or improve?
Are there toxic or negative people in my life that I need to let go of?
Do I have enough support from family or friends to help me achieve the growth I desire?
Do I feel good about the way I treat the most important people in my life?
What are three things I can do regularly to reduce stress? What stops me from doing them?
As Long As the Candle is still burning, it is still possible to accomplish and to mend.
-Rabbi Yisrael Salanter
What do I most often choose to ignore?
What is one achievable actionable way I can improve my self care?
What hobby or activity do I wish I had more time for?
How does future me look and feel one year from now?
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
On Rosh Hashanah it is written. On Yom Kippur it is sealed.
May it be written and may it be sealed that you have a new year that brings fulfillment and happiness, peace and prosperity – all of life’s very best things. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!