Wednesday, September 11/ י”א אלול

Reflect and make an accounting on if I use my days to serve Hashem or my yetzer.

Additional insights from HoRav Malinowitz:

This cheshbon is the classic meaning of the phrase cheshbon hanefesh — an accounting!

How did I spend my day, my time in this world?  Did I use or misuse the gifts Hashem has given me?  Did I pursue with them spirituality — or narishkeiten?  What have I done with these gifts?

Make this accounting — every day?  Can’t—OK, every week?  No — OK, every month?  Make the accounting BEFORE the tax man cometh!

This cheshbon hanefesh, number 11, contains the Chovos Halevovos’ classic words:

“A person’s life is a blank Megillah.  When you live, when you act, you are writing in that Megillah your biography — now, how would you like your biography to read?”