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Tonight we counted Day 26 of the Omer, which is 3 weeks and five days of the counting. Today is referred to as Hod sheh b’Netzach, humility and majesty within endurance.

Have you ever noticed that life seems to have too many moving parts?  Navigating our world is never-ending, we all have to navigate every moment of our lives.

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With that in mind, it can be difficult to notice the majestic beauty that surrounds us; it can also be humbling to realize that while we count, we don’t count all that much in the grand scheme of things.

As you journey within Day 26 of the Omer, take a deep breath and notice the pure splendor that surrounds you not only with nature, but with those people that surround you, and all that life encompasses.  With each breath, breathe in the beauty and then realize that you have a part in the larger world.  You count, but you don’t have to be perfect; just be the best human being you can be.

With love and light. . . .

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The process of counting for Elul and sharing my reflections has been humbling.  People have been reading my thoughts and my stories.  What touches me deeply is the way each person has interpreted each of my reflections with their own open hearts.  It has been really interesting to hear how some people respond to a teaching or a reflection as warm and positive while another person will ask me if I am really doing OK. I am.  I am someone who loves to openly grapple with what is going on around me and within me.  It really is all good!

The below reflection keeps me humble and sometimes helps me remember my power as a human being.

Our rabbis speak of a person carrying two slips of paper – one in the right pocket and one in the left. On one paper is written: “The entire world was created just for me” (Talmud – Sanhedrin 38a). On the other paper is written the words of Abraham: “I am but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27).

May each of remember our role in this world.  May we stay humble as we also believe in our powers to do good as we walk in the world.

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