Monday, May 08, 2006

320. New

The Omer count is half over, Shavuot in less than a month. I can almost feel that new Torah making its way down the mountain. I never before gave much thought to these daily mystical interpretations, but I've been astonished by how accurately they reflect the challenges of traveling through life as a good, ethical person.

Today, day 25, was Netzah of Netzah, Endurance in Endurance:

We have the capacity to endure much more than we can imagine, and to prevail under the most trying of circumstances... Do I fear being trapped by my commitment?... Exercise for the day: Commit yourself to developing a new good habit.

The best new habit I can think of is this one, what I'm doing right now and have almost every day since January, 2005. OK, my interpretation cheats a little. But what I've been able to learn through this writing exercise about words, Torah, singing, and honesty, both from myself and a dozen other good people from all over the place whom I've mostly never met but are sharing in my journey, is definitely new and wonderful in my life.

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