Day 16 of the Omer - Restraint builds beauty

Gevurah in Tiferet - rigor and strength in beauty and balance.

While beauty is often imagined as fragile I think contemporary culture often identifies images of strength with attractiveness.

The beauty of Tiferet is a resolution of different influences into a balanced harmony - applying strength to such an equation may require great restraint.

So, my intention for this day of the Omer is to see restraint as an expression of inner rigor and strength - to hold ourselves back may be our best contribution to harmony in a given moment.

Let us see our strength in restraint as one of our offerings to a beautiful whole.

Enjoy Day 16!