This is the 39th day of the Counting of the Omer represented by Netzach of Yesod, "Endurance in Bonding."
An essential element of bonding to another person in friendship or in marriage is this element of endurance. Life is not a smooth ride. In a relationship you are faced by setbacks and challenges all of the time. How much will you endure and how ready are you will to fight to maintain this bond? And, an interesting question in the back of some of your minds is, "if the person with whom I bond is even aware of my devotion?"
Bonding with someone is not always rosy and romantic. Sometimes it is tricky and exhausting. Sometimes there are disturbances in the give and take of any relationship. That is when resentments rise to the surface and a feeling of disillusionment about the relationship may arise.
This is when working on the Netzach, the "endurance", the "staying power" inside of you needs to take place.
Find this Netzach in the challenges to your bond with another person:
Taken for Granted - You are "at my disposal." There becomes a loss of sensitivity that was found at the beginning of the relationship.
Broken Communication - Over time, there is a loss of curiosity about your partner, leading to a communication gap.
Trust & Understanding - There can be a loss of trust that the other person can make decisions for me.
Insecurity - The actions of the other person leaves you questioning their intentions.
Time and Attention - If you do not give enough attention to the needs and wants of the other person, they will go outside of the relationship to find love and empathy.
EXERCISE: Demonstrate the Netzach, "endurance" level of your bonding by confronting one of these challenges that obstruct the bond.
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