whose lives are gripped in the palm of suffering
to the Wonder of Life.
May they let go of the hurt
and Meet the True Self beyond pain,
the Uncarved Block
that is our joyous Unity with Wholeness.
May they discover through pain and torment
the strength to live with grace and humour.
May they discover through doubt and anguish
the strength to live with dignity and holiness.
May they discover through suffering and fear
the strength to move toward healing.
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro