Monday, January 10, 2011


“The letters of the name of God in Hebrew… are infrequently pronounced Yahweh. But in truth they are inutterable….

This word {YHWY} is the sound of breathing.

The holiest name in the world, the Name of Creator, is the sound of your own breathing. That these letters are unpronounceable is no accident. Just as it is no accident that they are also the root letters of the Hebrew verb ‘to be’… God’s name is name of Being itself.”

~Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

This morning, cold, dreary, wintry and gray, the first morning of Ordinary Time, take a moment and breathe. Become aware of your breath.

Become aware of His Presence with you.

The holiest name in the world is the sound of your own breathing.

Breathe aware = prayer.


  1. just-----thankyou for this post....


  2. Beautiful. In Hawaiian the word for the people has to do with breath, or breathing. Breath and life are seen as interlinked. And , from your reflection--breath and life and God are interlinked. Lovely thought.