Day Eleven of the Omer

Eternal victory in strength and power.

I imagine that many of us begin an assertion of mastery with the idea, even the hope, of it lasting in perpetuity. I write, teach, and preach, consciously hoping that it will, in small ways, be remembered long past my physical presence.

Such a sentiment can be embraced. When I see myself as having a lasting impact on people and the world I am reminded to use more care in the application of strength and discipline so as to avoid the ripple effect of unintended consequences.

So an essential caveat to the use of strength is the consciousness of its potential for causes beyond our awareness in both width and duration.