Forgiveness. The Healing of the Soul. A chance for us to turn to ourselves and to those around us and heal the wounds we've caused. During the Days of Awe(The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), there is a strong emphasis placed on asking for forgiveness from others inner lives.
But just as we cannot love others until we love ourselves, we cannot help to heal others until we hear ourselves. We must forgive ourselves for all the things that we wish we had or hadn't done. We must forgive ourselves for making human mistakes. We must forgive ourselves for taking care of our own happiness over another human's. In order to survive in this maze of Life, we must learn to move forward instead of being stuck in the mud of the past. This is a New Year. We choose to nourish or diminish our souls. Let's choose to not beat ourselves up this year. let's accept ourselves and see where that takes us.