Tefillah, one of three practices marked by the sounding of the shofar during Jewish new year observances, translates literally to "prayer." Though tefillah is also often understood as the labor one does of opening oneself to the hidden love within our own hearts — the act of prayer as a practice of communing with the inspired divine within, through, and beyond our conscious egos. This capacity to awaken to our resilience and to the resilience of our communities is understood as an integral step in our larger capacity to atone for our challenges in life. You may hear of people processing grief or trauma by spontaneously seeking out nature, or others who find great comfort in witnessing the sky or the ocean when working to come to terms with bad things that have happened in their lives. This is the inner wisdom of tefillah at work. When you're trying to make sense of or find peace around life's challenges, what helps you take the second step of opening your heart to untapped self-love, to renewed loved for others, and to awe for the whole universe?
[image description: Three hearts with inspired expressiveness are gathered on a hillside. Above in the night sky is a shooting star. Text reads: "Communing with the divine." Text also reads in Hebrew characters: "Tefillah."]
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