It is the day of Hod within Chesed, humility within love. On this day, I am thinking about reducing the size and burden of my ego in my loving relationships. I think about how ego can get in the way of truly seeing other people and how humility allows me to be more genuine and compassionate towards people I care about.
On this fifth day of the Counting of the Omer, I make a commitment to back away from inserting my desires and my opinions into the conversation when I am listening to another person's experiences and perspective. I also think about treating myself with humility, allowing me to really appreciate my true self – not the identity I create out of the needs of ego.
May this be a day for you that opens your heart to love patiently, deeply and humbly.
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This is the First Day of the Counting of the Omer