Q: Omer 1, Kindness/Love

Q: Omer 1, Kindness/Love
Little boy gives a bowl of food to elderly cat illustrating a post about kindness and love

Day 1: Chesed she’b’Chesed, Kindness Within Love

What do you think?

What do you make of the idea that kindness makes love possible, or love makes kindness possible?

What do you feel?

Remember a time when you spoke kindly. (Or observe yourself doing that today.) Remember or observe with curiosity; there’s no need to judge yourself right now. What does it feel like in your body, when you speak kindly?

What do you do?

In your household, workplace, friend group, or family, where and when is kindness active? Where would you like to see it practiced?

What is your experience of the divine?

Do you imagine (or experience) God as kind?

About the questions

These questions go deeper into the daily reflections in the book Shechinah, Bring Me Home: Kabbalah and the Omer in Real Life.

There are many ways to explore these questions. You can: Tell a story from your own life. Give an example from a book or a movie. Write a poem. Analyze a concept. Offer a definition. Draw a picture. Sing a song.

New to the Omer?

Here’s a guide to the theory and practice.

  1. When I receive kindness, I’m moved to give kindness.

    1. Thanks, Hal. Same. Sometimes, when I receive kindness, I feel that the world is a safer place to be vulnerable.

  2. Laura,
    Yesterday, I finished reading your book. I read it and used it. It’s a very good book Laura. I enjoyed every page. Thanks as always.
    Beautiful picture of Eli and Koi.
    Love to you and Charles,

    1. Thank you so much, Shira, for this lovely message. Chag Sameach!!

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