"We must conclude that Yom Kippur is efficacious and effects some degree of purity even for people who do not repent -- the special quality of the day itself causes it to happen."
So if you feel you missed out on Yom Kippur this year for whatever or reason, or you feel like you just didn't make it what it could have been, please know that you still benefited and you should definitely keep on going with any teshuvah you can manage because as the Pele Yoetz continues:
"However, it achieves only a lesser degree of purity, and when a person resumes his depravity after Yom Kippur, everything returns to its prior state."
But you don't need to let that happen.
Whatever degree of purity you achieved without even realizing it -- simply by virtue of it being Yom Kippur -- can be utilized now to forge a new path.
Therefore, regardless of how you feel Yom Kippur went, you still benefited.
So don't give up.
Just take that increased degree of purity & forge onward.
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