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Note: 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.

Middah (character trait) focus: Balance

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein 

Over the last few months finding internal balance has felt daunting at times. While the journeys I am experiencing are far from easy, they are made a little easier when I take a deep breath and take one step at a time. 

As I am navigating what sometimes feels like all-encompassing challenges, it helps to not only visualize a bike, but to get on my own bike as a way of processing what is currently transpiring in my life. When riding my bike, I have to focus on staying balanced by taking note of what is happening around me and within me.  The only way to keep balance is through paying attention as I continue moving; if I stop chances are that I might simply fall over.

With each breath, may I have what it takes to deal with one emotion at a time, one situation at a time, and one step at a time. As long as I do, finding balance is possible.

Courtesy of Stephanie Randall

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Randall

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