#BlogElul Day 5: Accept

Acceptance of anything that comes my way, or that has come my way, is one of the most important ingredients of a happy life.  It is also essential in the field of teshuva.  Sometimes, when I speak to people and ask them how they would like to see next year be different, there are a couple of directions that conversation then goes.  One road, with those who are less self-aware, involves their vision of hoping things improve by having all the trouble-people in their lives change, having their bosses get transferred etc.  Real teshuva has to start by accepting that this likely won’t happen.

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