Jewish Journal

A Moment in Time: Measuring our Growth

I can never look at a tree stump without taking stock of my life.  Particularly at this season, as we approach the new Jewish Year (5779), we think deeply about:
Where are we in the journey?
What mile of life we are in?
Which cycles we are completing?
How we might prepare for the next chapter? And …
Who accompanies us along the way?
Life is not always about reaching farther.  It can also be about finding shalom (completeness – closing the circles).  And so, we measure our growth not by how far we have come, but by how close to our hearts we can harness each moment in time.
With love and shalom!
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

Rabbi Zach Shapiro

A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives.  We have an opportunity to harness “a moment in time,” allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted.  This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life’s blessings.  All it takes is a moment in time.
 
Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba of Culver City, a Reform Jewish Congregation in California.  He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996.  He was ordained from HUC-JIR – Cincinnati, in 1997.  He was appointed to the HUC-JIR Board of Governors in 2018.