Here we are having completed Rosh Hashanah, Taslich and the Fast of Gedaliah processing our way to Yom Kippur. At our Rosh Hashanah we adapted the 10 questions from Reboot a network working toward the rebooting inherited culture, rituals, and traditions to make them vital and resonant for today’s life. After you answering, treat yourself to something sweet.
Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Alternatively, is there something you’re especially proud of from this past year?
Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?
Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?
Describe a world current event that has impacted you. How? Why?
Have you had any particularly spiritual experiences this past year? How has this experience affected you? Spiritual can be broadly defined to include secular spiritual experiences: artistic, cultural, and so forth.
Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?
How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you in this project?
Is there a person, a cause, or an idea you want to investigate more fully in 2012?
What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? How do you plan on letting it go or overcoming it in the coming year?
When September 2012/5772 rolls around and you look back at your answers to these questions, how do you think you’ll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you’re at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?