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by Rebbetzin Malkah
The Hebrew word for adaptable is sagil.
How can we be adaptable? What is the way toward accepting change, wanted or unwanted, and new ideas, or toward freshening up our daily walk?
Adaptability is a state of mind. In order to be adaptable, we have to be open to change. We have to realize that only Hashem is unchanging. We are creatures of continuous growth and learning. When we accept that we are not at the end of the road, we might be up for stopping off on the side of the road to experience new growth and opportunities. Perhaps you are currently in the midst of change and it was not of your own choice; you understand the resistance you are putting forth and the frustration you are feeling. If you need help with adapting to change and don't know how, practice this meditation below to open up your neshama (soul).
by Rabbi Jason
'The kindnesses of the Lord I shall sing forever; to generation after generation I shall make known Your faithfulness, with my mouth. For I said, "Forever will it be built with kindness; as the heavens, with which You will establish Your faithfulness."' -- Psalms 89:2-3
The lessons of kindness coming from the scriptures are as boundless as the kindness Hashem used when He formed Creation. The midrash teaches us that the Torah begins with kindness (the clothing of Adam and Eve) and ends with kindness (the burial of Moses). It seems that chesed is a fundamental force of the universe.