As we approach the holiest day of the year, it is important to utilize this day to its fullest.
Yom Kippur is called the Day of Repentance, but, the Hebrew word for repentance is Teshuva which actually means “Return.” Besides asking forgiveness for our sins, the day is supposed to be used to renew our connection to Hashem for the New Year.
There is a parable brought in the teaching of Chassidus that teaches us more about this process. In the days of old, when a river dries up people would dig in the ground until they uncovered the spring that would refill the river. The same is true with our Teshuvah. Even if we feel that our spiritual connection has dried up to some degree, the day of Yom Kippur gives us the strength to dig deeper into our souls and find the live spring of water that will refill our being and revitalize our connection to Hashem in a new and higher level.
May you have an inspiring Yom Kippur and be sealed for a year of abundance of blessings and may we merit the time of the ultimate Shabbos with the coming of Moshiach!