This is the day of Tiferet within Malchut, balance within nobility. What makes our lives noble? Certainly, it has something to do with being honorable, upright and decent. It also has something to being a visible model and leader for others to emulate those qualities.
Communities – especially faith communities – expect their leaders to be all of those things, and they should. But living a balanced life also means having a private life, a family life, when one is not on display and not demonstrating noble qualities for all to see. We all need time out of the limelight to have balanced, sane lives.
Perhaps the real measure of nobility is the ability to act nobly also when nobody is watching.
My family is going through a crisis right now as someone very dear to us is dying. Forty-five days into the Counting of the Omer is not a good time to stop writing these posts. But I also have to take care of my family. I suppose, that is the noble thing to do.
Do me a favor. On this 45th Day of the Counting of the Omer, say a little prayer for my family. Send me a little bit of the energy I need to be noble for them.
May this be a day for you are a model for others in living a life of integrity and nobility. But don't forget to be that person for yourself, too.
For the introduction to the Counting of the Omer, click on this link:
The First Day of the Counting of the Omer