Feeling Success, Feeling Love: Tiferet in Chesed
Tonight begins the 3rd Day of the Omer (Arpil 22-23, 2008).
May that part of me that is broken in Tiferet in Chesed be healed on this day.
Tiferet is the peek of sefira mountain.
Tiferet helps with perspective. In combination with Chesed, committed love, it's about getting a clear vision of one's own successes, about feeling the love that others have for you.
I definitely have my struggles taking in my successes. I'm quick to add a "but" when friends congratulate me.
So I thought I'd take a moment to create a short list of recent experiences I've had when I was able to take in the love or accomplishment.
- Giggling moments with my kids as we teach each other a faux Italian, invented in our house.
- The love and generosity from Sarah in making me a 50th birthday party, and the love I felt from my friends who attended.
- Early successes in my new business
My we find the mountaintop, that place of clarity, close to our hearts so we can fully take in the love directed toward us. May we feel the gravity of our daily successes.