Starting with Ourselves
Though the righteous one may fall seven times, he will arise. – King Solomon (Proverbs 24:16)
In Jewish thinking, a great person isn’t one who never fails; it’s one who fails and keeps trying. You can only become a truly great person through the crucible of failure and perseverance.
7 Elul 5777 Let’s honor ourselves by not feeling guilty or ashamed for anything we discovered yesterday. Can you talk to yourself, God, and another trusted person about your determinations on Day 6? You are forming a team leading to wisdom. By sharing something challenging with another person, you will realize that whatever is bothering you is a platform for personal growth. Your listener will not shame you or make you feel small or guilty. What has this experience taught you? Would you care to write about this experience?