#BlogElul Day 24: End


I always expect endings to be absolute and that everything about an experience can be walled off inside a discreet and manageable unit.

It is both a blessing and a challenge that endings are actually more like pauses. We bring the people, feelings, and knowledge with us as we go from experience to experience. Trying to pretend that we can completely separate the past from the present and the present from the future is futile. Instead, we should realize that we need to take time to process what we do, who we meet, and how we feel. If we can do this, we will be able to look past the concept of endings and see that everything we do and everyone we meet becomes a part of our lives and stays with us forever.


© 2019 by Rabbi Rachel Bearman.