Thought of the week - Freedom

It was Passover this past weekend. The Hagadah story is about Bnei Israel ("the children of israel") who lived and suffered in Egypt and their journey out of slavery to freedom. This is why and what we are celebrating. Leaving slavery into freedom. Why do we need to remember slavery even though we are already free? Because becoming free takes time, effort, commitment, and readiness to lose things, confront fears and dangers on the way. Can we take a look into our own freedom today? How are we free? What is our journey out of slavery? Do we feel free? Can we look into our own lives and find one example of freedom we felt this past year? I took the weekend to think about this question. I realized that my most slavery is to myself. To my own mind. I am a slave to my habits, opinions, thoughts and stories. The moments I was free of my mind this past year were the moments of true freedom. When do you feel free? Happy Monday, Yael IMG_8139

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