Gratitude is frequently rooted in relationships and grows from mutual obligation and commitment. Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, as well as celebrates the story of Ruth and her voluntary commitment to the Jewish people. Reliving these stories, on the holiday of Shavuot, we re-commit to our people and to our covenants. 

 

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.

Creating Covenant Mandala