July 7, 2009

Character


Every Shabbat I create a word search for Lisa and I to work while listening to the Torah teaching. I don't know about you, but I definitely listen better if my hands are busy with a mindless task - like a word search.

Anyway, last week I created this one entitled Character of a Jedi. I have been meditating upon these characteristics since - traits that I want to embody, embrace as my own. So, how does one do that? Can you simply 'be' these wonderful adjectives by just wanting to? How does one build character?

I'm afraid that the only way to do this is by prayer, meditation and practice. Choosing to take the high road when it is difficult goes a long way in personifying these traits. I am striving...ever striving.

Some of my favorites and most coveted include courageous, giving, helpful, and honest. And how noble to be long-suffering, loyal, self-sacrificing and valiant. Oh to be inspirational, knowledgeable and persevering, especially in the toughest of circumstances.

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

6 comments:

Mama Cache said...

Guess what I did? Listen:
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=21939

Ari C'rona said...

I so agree. Those descriptors are so worthy of emulating. I've been thinking about these as well:

accepting, tolerant, courteous, determined, wise, and well-spoken

I, too, strive for the more excellent way - thanks for always calling me to a higher standard, my dear friend.

Hendel D'bu said...

Oh hey...MC finally found her 'ripping' sound! Amazing googling skills, my friend!

Mama Cache said...

So, you realize that there was an action associated with the ripping sound to which you refer, right? *grin*
One word search shamelessly and successfully ripped to the hard drive! Can't you just hear that sound when you read this??? Can't you?

Ari C'rona said...

Now, I get it...

Hendel D'bu said...

Oh yes, I knew.

*smile*

I can send you a cleaner copy, if you like...