Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will be on September 21st and 22nd this year. In preparation for this new beginning, The Well is offering reflection prompts for each day of the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah. The prompt I discovered this past Saturday on Twitter was so good, I couldn’t help but #Reflect4Rosh myself.
Here’s the prompt:
What do you hope to let go of in your life? What is stopping you?
Here are a few of my answers:
- My monkey mind that climbs every tree of distraction
- My compulsion to pre-plan and fear of spontaneity
- My desire for more (time, money, cool stuff, love, attention, kudos, success) in the face of what is already enough.
- My fear of looking or sounding stupid
- Saying “yes” to things that I should say “no” to
- The way I allow certain people to irritate and anger me
- Watching stupid television at night or staring at my Facebook feed instead of reading a good book or simply going to bed
How about you? What do you hope to let go of? What is stopping you?
[Feature Image: Thomas Hawk]
2 responses to “What is stopping you?”
Oh, Teri! You always share what my soul needs!
I can definitely relate to your “compulsion to pre-plan and fear of spontaneity,” and the “desire for more (time, money, cool stuff, love, attention, kudos, success) in the face of what is already enough.” I’m trying really hard to live in the present and dig in where I’m currently planted (especially as a newlywed!) because I know that that presence will result in blessings in the future. I’ve recently started a gratitude journal for daily notes and it’s helped keep me grounded. God is good all the time!
So good to hear from you, Paige. Your gratitude journal sounds wonderful. There is beauty and goodness all around us, we just need to be intentional about recognizing it.