Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Count the Omer 2015: Day 18


Day 18: Netzach within TiferetEndurance/Victory within Balance
"Bugs Learns a Lesson"
"Slow and steady wins the race." Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, perfectly illustrates netzach within tiferet.

The hare, swift and overconfident, quickly pulls ahead in the race, but becomes distracted and quickly tires himself out. His short burst of energy could not be sustained for the entire race.

On the other hand, the tortoise's steady pace and equanimity gave him the endurance to cross the finish line in victory.

Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew or dove head-first into a task that quickly burned you out? Where is the line between confidence and overconfidence? The story of the tortoise and the hare and the lesson for Day 18 is to know the pace with which you're comfortable for the long haul. Don't overexert yourself, but balance out your energy to achieve your goals.