12 Iyar 5780
May 6, 2020
yesod shebbe netzach
(foundation within endurance)
A secure foundation in life, lends support to the coping styles that are of benefit, in order to endure the challenges in life. I recently read how mental health practitioners in NYC, including psychologists and counselors, are extremely challenged by the circumstances of their caseloads, inasmuch that not only are they inundated with the same concerns of their clients, namely anxiety derived from COVID-19 related issues, they also, admittedly so, are experiencing the same issues in their own lives. Wherein, caught up with the same issues, they are drawing support from their colleagues and mentors. The building blocks of support from others, family, friends, or professionsals, may serve as a structure, a safety net for endurance, especially, during these challenging times. Yet, we would be neglecting our complete health, if we do not seek support from Above.
“I lift up my eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come? My help cometh from the L-RD, Who made heaven and earth.”
– Psalm 121:1-2, JPS 1917 Tanach