(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
with thanks to Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Voice trembling,
lips stammering,
unclear expressions,
incomplete thoughts,
hard to breathe...


Yet that unsureness,
the fear and worry of a no-longer-protected soul,
the startling recognition of
hidden wells of woundedness...


held by loving ears,
caring eyes,
responsive, quiet words,

so much weight lifts,
chest re-expands,
heart moves - beats!
and pumps again with life.


It is profound to be heard,
to feel heard,
to swim in being heard.

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