by Devora Gila Berkowitz
Gevurah of Tiferet
(Restraint in Balance)
Did you ever feel bad because you held yourself back?
Whether in giving charity, or compassion, or any other aspect of your love.
We tend to think of restraint as negative, but it has its place.
When we're in a heart-felt place of balance, with love towards ourselves and others, then restraint doesn't look so ugly. It's actually a blessing. It directs love and giving --or the withholding of it-- in a healthier way.
Let's ask God to help us appreciate our willingness to hold back, when we're in a place of balance.