For me, the idea of awakening conjures images of heightened senses and an appreciation for the gift of life.
To awaken can be to gain a spiritual awareness, to have our eyes symbolically opened to the beauty that is all around us.
Inclusion will happen when we awaken to the recognition that each of us is a gift from God; that each of us has a gift to share with the world.
This post is a part of the month-long series #BlogElul. The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I'll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation...