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Omer Day 17: Look – Tiferet of Tiferet

Something is said to you and
Your first reaction is anger
So stop.
Breathe.

Look for the truth.
Your anger might be fear
Your anger might be hurt
The truth is, it probably isn't about you.

And even if it is
Then

Look for opportunities for compassion.
Compassion for the source of your anger
Compassion for yourself
And if you look, you will find it.

Two seconds have passed.
The anger is gone.

Look
And perhaps you will see their hurt and pain
And perhaps you will wonder,
How can I help?


Image by D'vorah Horn from her set of Omer Practice Cards (2016).

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