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Posts Tagged ‘Netzach sheh b’Malkhutt (Endurance within our kingdom)’

Tonight we counted Day 46 of the Omer, which is 6 weeks and four days of the counting. Day 46 is referred to as Netzach sheh b’Malkhut,  Endurance within our kingdom.  A beautiful kingdom is one that is blessed with Shekhinah’s presence.  Only when God or godliness dwells where people are, is it possible for a malkhut or ’kingdom’ to exist.

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.~Dalai Lama

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Most everything we do matters.  Sometimes what we do touches people for years to come; sometimes we have no idea about how our words or actions affect others.   Perhaps all of us could learn to navigate a little more gently.

Below are two personal stories to illustrate this truth:

  • When I was a little girl my neighbor nurtured my love of writing by encouraging me as a writer and by helping me create little books of my writing.  With Mrs. Beiner as a mentor I am feeling the ripple effect to this day.
  • In college, I took a graduate level writing class.  After my second or third day of the semester, the professor told me that I should forget writing because I had no talent.  The moment he spoke, I gave up writing for nearly 15 years.

With each breath may we remember that our words and actions matter.

Shabbat Shalom

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