Kavanah (which means "intention")
I love to change the world,
but I rarely appreciate things as they are.
I know how to give,
but I don't always know how to receive.
I know how to keep busy,
but I don't know how to be still.
I talk, but I don't often listen.
I look, but I don't often see.
I yearn to succeed,
but I often forget what is truly important.
Teach me, God, to slow down.
May my resting revive me.
May it lead me to wisdom, to holiness,
to peace and to You.
---Rabbi Naomi Levy, from To Begin Again