Gratitude is frequently rooted in relationships and grows from mutual obligation and commitment. Jewish tradition emphasizes the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai as the moment of creating a meaningful, significant and long-lasting covenant between G-d and the Jewish people. Many of the mitzvot of the Torah are focused on loving thy neighbor, kindness to the stranger and the weak amongst us and creating commitment, covenant and responsibility between people.
In this personal meditative activity, you will map out your various circles of belonging and your covenants and commitments to them. Note both what you appreciate about them, and in what ways you are obligated to them.