- Posted by Elaine Zecher
- On September 29, 2017
- 1 Comments
Some words of preparation as we move toward the Sabbath of Sabbaths: Yom Kippur
First you breathe.
A big breath out as if you could expel
All those thoughts swirling in your mind.
A big breath in as if the oxygen could
Fill the space of your mind with clean pure air.
But they keep coming.
A litany of questions:
What’s for dinner?
How will I finish my work?
Did I turn off the coffee maker?
Are these pants my size?
A barrage of emotions:
Race in the space of our minds.
Nature loves a vacuum.
But we do have the power, the control
To welcome, to name them–
–And then to let them go.
Just because we think it
Doesn’t mean we need to hold it,
To welcome it to stay and meander
Around within our brains.
Yom Kippur is a cleansing,
A fast of body and soul
And even the vast array of what fills our mind.
On this day, let them go.
You have the ability to allow
For the space.
Set yourself free.
Shabbat Shalom! May you be inscribed for a year of blessing!