Sunday, 26 February 2012

To heck with it

by Dov (See all authors)

Before Yom-Kippur, some people were discussing on the forum how they think their Yom-Kippur will be, based on where they are "holding" in their struggle, and whether they feel inspired or not. Dov posted the following important Yesod, which we can apply to Sukkos as well - and to the whole year round!

Maybe it is finally time to just say, "to heck with whether I am inspired, good, or bad, or whatever. I am doing Yom Kippur in my imperfect way as a gift to the Ribono shel Olam, not to "have a spiritual experience" nor to "get" anything at all in return, or as a result. It is a mitzvah. My kiyum of it is pretty much the only thing I can "give to" or "do for" Hashem. Enough about me."