- hearing the shofar blown
- reading Psalm 27
- visiting the graves of loved ones who have passed
- spending at least a small amount of time in silence each day
- granting and asking for forgiveness
- the practice of Cheshbon HaNefesh - making an honest and thoughtful accounting of our actions and intentions over this past year. In doing this, we hope to observe the places where we may feel stuck, and try to find motivation for self-transformation. Some people take this process quite literally, keeping a journal to record the insights they uncover during this period of time. Others simply find time to reflect more internally.
I encourage you to commit to one spiritual practice during the month of Elul and see how that practice can deepen your awareness. Your practice might simply be reading this blog each day.