Feeling Success, Feeling Love: Tiferet in Chesed

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This is one of the hard

This is one of the hard ones, isn't it? Taking in love or accomplishment. I realized the other day that I should celebrate a small success in my relationship with my son that some kind of guilt was trying to have me overlook. This is a great reminder for me.

I have a feeling from these pictures that The Galapago somehow changed you. It must have been quite a trip.

Posted by Peter S. on April 23, 2008 9:03 PM
It was indeed quite a trip.

It was indeed quite a trip. In my teens, place and travel meant so much to me. It was a physical assertion of my intention to grow and learn and be influenced by the world. And then in my thirties and forties my journeys, inside my self, in the realm of the intellect, in local community, in my marriage—that were not journeys of place. I think I forgot just how powerful a journey of place can be. And the Galapagos surprised me. I didn't plan or initiate the trip. And I wasn't expecting the wildlife to be so abundant. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll reflect more and possibly direct a blog post more directly unpacking that experience.

And thank you so much for blogging this omer journal!.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on April 24, 2008 2:40 AM
You're very welcome! Thank

You're very welcome! Thank you so much for writing these.

You describe my own journeys in my thirties and forties. Your distinctions among journeys helps me. I traveled a lot more in my twenties than I have at any time since, and I suspect that I'll be traveling again more now that I'm in my fifties. But I'm so reoriented to these other kind of "journeys" that my wife accuses me of being a homebody.

Posted by Peter S. on April 27, 2008 6:24 AM
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Thanks for waking me up and making me realize that I need to study my giving and compassion and make sure that I'm on the most effective path for those receiving from me.If I had an opportunity I'd definitely take a journey to Galapagos as well.
Posted by Vlad on May 24, 2011 6:42 AM

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