Meshivat Nefesh #4
The Glory of G-d
The Beauty Within
The sages taught that the Creator takes particular pride and joy in the unique qualities of every single Jew. Each of us is a shining jewel in G-d’s crown, glowing with its own hue, its own individual light.
This isn’t just an abstract idea; it means that the Creator of the universe takes unique delight in me, too. No matter where I’ve been, no matter what I’ve done, I have unique points of beauty and wonder that have never existed before and never will again. My innermost essence is forever beloved to G-d, is always dear to Him.
Dear G-d, please help me to always stay connected with people of truth—evolved souls whose vision reaches to the essence of things—who see the true beauty that is within me even when I have a hard time seeing it within myself.
Please keep my mind and heart open to their vision, so that I will always feel worthy of Your love.
(Based on Likutey Moharan I:17)