I was on my way, quite unaware of the burden upon my soul and my gripping heart clenching what was, and I heard a sound from a distance place, from my inner being saying,
Loss is a cleansing. Don’t hold on, let it fall away, you can’t hold on, no anger will soothe, no regret will restore, let it go, for what is lost, is simply gone.
And I answered,
Slow my breath, Holy One, that I may receive Your abundant gifts.
By Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
Amen: Seeking Presence with Prayer, Poetry, and Mindfulness Practice
Released by CCAR Press, December 2019