The framing of life as a marathon vs a sprint is misguided. The Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah teaches that they co-exist.
Rosh Hashana reminds us that change isn’t an end-goal, but rather the beginning of a process that leads to transformation.
Finding wisdom and transformation even when nothing goes according to plan.
In an age of instant delivery we want our enlightenment and transformation to be instantaneous. That’s not how it works.
The holiday of Simchat Torah is an example of how life is a spiral, and beginning again is not the same as starting over.
This is the time to step back from the canvas and assess where we are and where we are going. How will you make best use of your one life?
Sometimes, the best way to help others is by not helping at all.