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Burger says about Be a Blessing
The fundamental principle, for me, at least, of all of Jewish tradition, is three words: Be a blessing. "If someone blesses you, they really see you, and they give their seeing of you to you. There's a certain sense of responsibility that comes with that. To be witnessed is a responsibility, too, as much as to bear witness. And I think about this a lot, because we're being asked to carry a lot right now. We're being asked to carry our own lives; that's heavy enough, with everything that we're all going through as individuals, our families, our communities, the world, the suffering of the world and people around the world. We're asked to carry all of that. It's hard. It's daunting."
But a blessing is something that's heavy, and at the same time, it lifts us up. It's liberating to live for something bigger than myself. It frees me of my own smallness, my self-consciousness, my anxieties. Compassion is the greatest medicine for anxiety, the greatest medicine for small-mindedness. And so there's a way that we can be a blessing to each other and bear witness to one another and tell one another stories and really get in there with one another with a lot of openness. And that will lift us up. That's what a blessing really is.
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