I know I’m a bit behind on getting started Blogging Exodus, but I’m excited to take part in this annual project again.  Thanks, ImaBima for organizing this for us this year and each year that you’ve done it!! And here are the first 4 days of Nisan, all rolled into one!

A wise friend once told me that when you notice moments of internal tension, to forgive yourself, and let go.

Internal tension can hurt us–not only mentally, but physically.  And it can block us from moving forward.  It can keep us stuck in the narrow places.  It is only when we notice that it is there, acknowledge it, forgive ourselves for having it (and, perhaps, for not even noticing it before), and then we can let it go and move on.

The Sefat Emet, the great Hasidic sage of the 19th century,  as translated by Arthur Green in The Language of Truth, wrote about Pesach, that the, “Exodus from Egypt never ends.”

How true this is–for the process of noticing, forgiving, and letting go is one that never ends.  No matter how hard we try, we have moments of tension.  The key is to notice them.

And so, we START by noticing; we HONOR ourselves by forgiving ourselves; we PURIFY ourselves by letting go; and then, and only then, do we allow ourselves to GROW.

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About rabbiisa

I'm a Reform Rabbi, with a passion for education! I'm also a pop culture fan, political junkie, and crossword puzzle addict. I am INTP, a proud member of Red Sox Nation, and a fan of the Oxford Comma.

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