A Fresh Start
teach me to begin anew--to renew myself
along with all of Creation,
just as You renew the entire world
Show me how I can break free of
the constraints of my habits,
the restraints of my insecurities,
the shackles of my unwarranted fears.
Teach me, dear God, to make a fresh start;
to break yesterday's patterns;
to stop telling myself
when I can,
when I am,
when I'm eminently free.
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav