Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#BlogExodus: Find

To find
a place of balance,
between frustration

To find
A place of calm,
between hurry up
and wait…

To find
a sense of satisfaction
when work is

To find a place of worth
when effort is
for naught…

To find order, stability,
amidst unbounded chaos…

To find a voice, a presence,
a value,
while endlessly unseen…

To find kindness,
compassion, empathy,
within the hard, the nasty, the soulless...

How did the Israelites do it?
How do we do it today?

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this post is one in a series marking the days of the Jewish month of Nisan leading up to Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday, April 3, corresponding to 15 Nisan. If you want to play along, check out this year's #BlogExodus and #ExodusGram prompts. This series of posts also is priming my heart, mind, and spirit to participate in a six-day summer writing seminar, Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon.