Today is sixteen days which is two weeks and two days of the omer
A day of strength in a week of compassion
Ten years ago as I was going through chemotherapy, I wrote a fair amount about strength and what it means to gain as well as give strength. I looked at strength "...with an open palm, not a closed fist -- of the strength in receptivity, of acceptance."
I also concentrated on being present--that is something that weaves in and out of all my journal entries from that time. Cancer treatment or not, I was participating in a 9 month meditation practice period at Makor Or. That in itself brought its own strength.
Strength in open-handed strength
Using judgement to lead to non-judgement
Just what is.
Using power to take what is
To what the next is