This is the day of Netzach within Gevurah, endurance within discipline. On this day, I am thinking about how I apply myself toward long-term goals, not just my immediate necessities. I think about how, in order to "keep my eyes on the prize," I must know what my mission and values are. I consider that keeping a focus on long-term goals requires discipline to see through the fog of daily distractions.
On this 11th day of the Counting of the Omer, I make a commitment to mindful appreciation of the goals ahead me and the determination to reach them. I think also about how my self-discipline can be tempered by an awareness that the journey is long. It is not up to me to accomplish every goal today, even if – as the sages say – that is not an excuse not to try (Pirkei Avot 2:16).
May this be a day in which you find vision and strength to reach toward your long-term goals.
For the introduction to the Counting of the Omer, click on this link:
The First Day of the Counting of the Omer