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Starting today: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom.  For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for me, it is a time to actively reflect on different middot (character traits) that will lead me to my own rebirth.

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Through my writing/blogging practice, I will use the coming days to explore what it means to become  fully present in my life.  In no more than 180 words a day, I will weave together my personal insights about a series of middot, positive character traits. Each middah will become a tool towards my spiritual rebirth so that I may ultimately do “great things” and be a better person.

My teacher Rabbi Shefa Gold created a touching chant http://www.rabbishefagold.com/BuildingLove.html that reminds me to remain present as I journey through life remembering that all that I do is ultimately giving of myself for love of life, godliness, or G!d.

There I will give my love.  (Songs of Songs 7:13

With each step, may I have what it takes to become more present in the world.




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