#BlogElul 2017 – Day 1: Act

As you’ll see if you looked at my previous post, I erred in posting Day 3 as Day 1. My apologies. The rest will be in order, assuming my brain starts working!  Here’s the real Day 1 post – Act:


Acts induce issues
Acting without thinking
Thinking without acting
Opposite not apposite acts.

Inertia over activity
Paralysis over progress
Reactivity over reflectivity
Celerity over cerebration.

Holding not releasing
Fearing first step’s fragility
Rage responding to challenge’s spark
No scintilla of space for insufflation.

Elul is for rumination
Righting the ship of state
Pushing paralysis toward alacrity
Reactivity toward reason.

Once again, I’m participating in #BlogElul, which I have followed for a few years. In past years, I’ve found it helpful as I ponder and reflect in the month before the High Holidays – Yamim Noraim. Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read prior years’ #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Maynard, MA, with my wife and and our two moose-cats, Samson and Hercules. My daughter used to live with me part-time, but she's all grown up now and in her junior year of college, which I can't quite fathom, since she was born about five minutes ago...
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