Meditation on Self-Actualization and Tu Bi’Shevat

our whole life
we live among trees
but do any of us know
we are one of them?
species sprout out of the earth
not from a single source
but their own miraculous uniqueness
forged by years in unknown lands
pasturing to barrenesss
giving birth in death.
it will be years before any of our fruit comes forth.
but our senses,
to live even as we wither away,
to move through seasons that would have us become the Word we say
proclaims the righteousness of our ever-dying life.
our vocabulary grows the field.
Share on facebook
Share on email

Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.

The Reconstructionist Network