From time to time we may find ourselves in a “narrow place,” a situation where we feel trapped.
Trapped by our fear or anger.
Trapped by our lack of knowledge or lack of control.
Trapped by destructive habits or patterns of interaction that we learned as children and struggle to discard as adults.
This Passover, as we once again prepare to make Exodus, I pray that I never forget that:
— Egypt is not always a place outside of me,
— Pharaoh is not always someone other than myself.
Leaving a narrow place can require action with our feet, but sometimes, instead, Exodus requires that we open our eyes and our hearts, so that we can see that the place where we stand is not so narrow after all.
May it be G-d’s will that each of us finds freedom from all bondage, regardless of its origin …
Chag Pesach Sameach!