Be Willing to Leave What You Know
This weeks Torah portion, lech lecha, opens with a call:
Be willing to leave what you know.
Be willing to leave who you have been.
Take your strength, your support and what inspires your love.
Leave behind the expectations that have constricted your life.
The way forward is unclear,
But as you take your steps, the path will appear.
And the goal of this journey?
The reason to leap,
To struggle, to let go, to risk?
The reason to rise and fall
And rise again and again?
Is to be a blessing.
To discover anew the good that we are.
To discover anew
The shape of our blessings
And the ways the Divine can come though us into the world.
Because the way we live matters,
Not just to us
But to all those who will call us ancestor.
The path awaits our willingness.
The world awaits our blessings.
— Rabbi Yael Levy