This is also the holiday during which we take time to make right the wrongs we've perpetrated throughout the year. In the Jewish religion, it's imperative to receive forgiveness from those you've hurt; forgiveness cannot come from a third party. Yom Kippur isn't exactly a happy, warm, cuddly holiday. It's a holiday about self-reflection and brutal, hard honesty.
|Sunrise over Masada in Israel, 2012.|
So what comes first? My cultural and spiritual identity, or my commitment to myself?
|The Western Wall in Jerusalem, 2012|
Either way, I plan to do a nice, short run tonight. I love running on holidays. I love having the time to reflect and turn my gaze inward. But I can't run too long, because by the time I'm done, I won't be able to refuel.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Here's to a good new year.