Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Birth of 2010

from The Velveteen Rabbi

In Hebrew, "compassion"
shares a root with "womb"
and God is the One in Whose womb
creation is nurtured.

On Rosh Hashanah we say
today the world is born.
Or: this moment right now
is pregnant with eternity.

In each human life
as in the cosmos writ large
infinite possibility waits
to burst forth.

What mystery do you carry?
What stirs in you, faintest flutter
growing into the insistent kick
of change, ready or not?

Elul: the leaves turn
and we turn
toward our Source, toward
who we haven't yet become.

Don't be afraid.
There are blessings here
even if you can't see them.
Open and let them come.

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