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Day Four of Week 5: Netzach of Hod

Day Four of Week 5: Netzach of Hod

32nd Day of the Omer

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Examine the strength and endurance of your humility. Does my humility withstand challenges? Am I firm in my positions or do I waffle in the name of humility?

Humility and modesty should not cause one to feel weak and insecure. Netzach of hod underscores the fact that true humility does not make you into a "doormat" for others to step on; on the contrary, humility gives you enduring strength. Is my humility perceived as weakness? Does that cause others to take advantage of me?

Exercise for the day: Demonstrate the strength of your humility by initiating or actively participating in a good cause.

From A Spiritual Guide to the Omer by Simon Jacobson
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Anonymous Brookline, MA May 12, 2017

In striving to be truly humble, I find that one must be willing to rise above one's ego and accept - with gratitude and strength - many things that one might have previously questioned. But rising above one's ego also means not being prideful about being humble. Our yetzer hara so wants to be at the center of our lives! It is a constant struggle to subdue it, to be good for the sake of being good, to be humble for the sake of being humble, because this is how Hashem created us. Reply

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