Today is thirty-nine days, which is five weeks and four days of the Omer. נצח שביסוד, Netzach ShebeYesod, Eternal Bonding.
How do you reflect the depth of your bonds with those you are close with? Do you consider individual relationships forever? Do you have an eternal community?
What keeps you focused on the person you want to be in those relationships? What triggers you, pushing you away from your intended reactions? Do you strain your relationships with the people closest to you when you are stressed?
If you don’t have a community that feels eternal, why? What would characterize a community you would be willing to commit to for the long haul?
May we all have the strength to overcome the person we become in stress. May we have deep, healthy relationships worthy of eternal bonding. And may we reach out to something beyond ourselves worthy of eternal attachment.
This counting was difficult for me to write. I have not been the person I hope to be today. I’ve had a difficult day of ants and final stress, and I felt I had no right to advise anyone on anything. May we all have the courage to metabolize our stress and be a blessing to those around us.