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Omer Day 40: A Lesson from Chronic Illness

Hod of Yesod – Humility of Commitment

The calls echo off the walls day in and day out

Pursue every opportunity
Make the most of every moment
Follow through on every commitment

For now, though, I am sick

I delete all emails with opportunities I wish could be mine
I spend hours watching silly TV
I can rarely honor the few commitments I still make

But in moments of deep listening I can hear

Surrender, your time for this will come
Be humble, there are bits of joy and beauty in what feels like wasted time
Hod of Yesod, not every commitment is meant to be honored


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

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