Sefiras Haomer- Day 23
Gevurah Shebenetzach -- Discipline in victory
Joke: Any argument that a man and woman are involved in, the woman gets the last word. Anything a man says afterwards is the beginning of a new argument. (Just a joke!)
Life requires of us to overcome hurdles, challenges and obstacles of all sorts. We must at times confront situations, battle injustice, and triumph over opposition.
Yet every victory must come with restrain and discipline. It must be tempered by a sense of justice, morality and the voice of integrity. You must challenge yourself to ensure that your drive to victory is not overtaken by arrogance, vengeance and the need to be right.
Ask yourself, do I trample on people and their emotions on the way to fulfill my ambitions? Do I need to win every argument? Can I respect my opponent even if we disagree? Is my drive for victory tampered by self-control and self-refinement?