One of the fundamental aspects of the Passover Seder is “Vehigadita L’vinchah” – telling the story of Passover to our children. However, this commandment is relevant whether there are children present or not. The journey towards experiencing true freedom is to accept and liberate our inner child. There are parts of ourselves that we disconnect from as we grow older, and we must reclaim some of these childlike qualities.
Watch a child learning to walk: no matter how many times they fall, they always get back up and try again. They don’t care what others think. Children are natural dreamers and learners; they are curious, uninhibited, adaptable, and excited to grow. They’re not embarrassed to ask questions and understand that there is always more to learn – about the world and themselves.
This is freedom: being open to growth and change, knowing that there is always more to discover about yourself and others. Embrace the child within you, and do not be afraid of falling down or concerned about what others may think. Be flexible and curious.
Dream. Ask. Learn. Be free.
Chag Kasher V’Sameach!