The Perfect Balance

In Kabbalah, The Ein Sof restricts its Infinite Self to emanate into our world through ten divine attributes. Two of these are chesed and gevorah.

Chesed, loving-kindness, is the innate ability to embrace all of creation with goodness, the pure impulse to give all. Gevurah, strength, is with the power to measure, assess and restrain goodness.

Too much gevurah makes for harsh, limited painful life. Too much chesed, and we are lost in a dysfunctional outpouring of Divinity. Together, chesed and gevorah form the harmonious Yin and Yang of our free will creating a balanced world of beauty and wholeness, something worth striving for.

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