#BlogElul 19: Ask

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I have found that

asking a question

with intentionality

with curiosity

requires vulnerability.

 

Not a social nicety:

How are you?

How’s your day?

What’s new?

What’s for dinner?

 

A caring, open question:

How can I help?

Can you forgive me?

What do you need from me?

Would you like to talk?

 

Whether it is asked of

a dear friend

a family member

or God

I must be open to the answer.

 

It may lead to change

in me

in you

in our relationship

There is holiness here.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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