Birth is a Beginning

Birth is a beginning
and Death a destination.
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age,
From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing,
From foolishness to discretion
and then, perhaps to wisdom,
From weakness to strength
or strength to weakness,
and back again.
From health to sickness
and back to health again,
From offense to forgiveness,
From loneliness to love,
From joy to gratitude,
From pain to compassion,
From grief to understanding,
From fear to faith,
From defeat to defeat
Until looking backward or ahead,
we see that victory lies not
at some high place along the way,
But in having made the Journey
stage by stage.

Yom Kippur Prayer

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