November 17, 2018

A Moment in Time: Making Your Move

Dear all,
I’ve been playing a lot of chess recently.  Sometimes I put a lot of thought into each move.  Sometimes I just say, “The hell with it” and move without thinking much.
I usually regret the latter (lack of) strategy.
Life is so often about making our move. There is never a crystal ball that will guarantee we make the right choices.  But worse than making the wrong choice is making no choice – and allowing ourselves to be driven by fate rather than action.
Making our move can be scary.  But it can also be enlightening!  And so, we take a moment in time to examine where we are and where we need to be.
Think.  Move.  Live!
With love and Shalom,
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, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA.  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.