There is spiritual growth that can only be accomplished in the summertime
From the moment that Passover started, the Omer clock started, the countdown started to Shavuot. That period of self-reflection and character improvement has now passed. The full moon of Sivan is already here. Are we supposed to be doing anything “special” in spiritual matters now, or do we just chill out?
There is nothing to chill about.
Like a farmer ensuring that their crops are nourished, weeded, and protected, summer is the perfect time to nourish and protect our spiritual lives.
- Take a trip into nature to deepen your Yirat Shamayim, our awe/fe
- Grow your own food to develop gratitude and patience.
- Exercise to fulfill the obligation of guarding our health and create joyful endorphins.
- Longer days means we can dedicate more time for Torah study.
- And longer days means no conflict between your work obligations and Shabbat starting.
And I am sure you can come up with some more ways — I would love to hear them!