Peace: Yom Kippur Alternative Prayer Guide
Yoga Meditation: Kol ha-olam kulo gesher tzar m’od
V’ha-ikar lo l’facheid k’lal
The entire world is a narrow bridge
But there is nothing to fear.
Forgiveness happens when we realize that people are not out to get us, but out to take care of themselves. Our pain and suffering are not the point of their actions. The point is happiness.
Life doesn’t come to us prepackaged. It is wild and chaotic and filled with joy and horror and surprise. Life doesn’t come to us predetermined. Things happen and we respond to what happens and our response creates a new reality to which a new response is for. Life isn’t given to us. It happens though us.
- Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Yom Kippur day prayer in Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz