Mindfully Jewish, episode #3. Having the courage to ask
a podcast by Janne L. Punski-Hoogervorst, MD
Based on this week’s Parshat, Parshas Pinchas, in which we encounter the narrative of the daughters of Zelophehad:
וַתִּקְרַ֜בְנָה בְּנ֣וֹת צְלָפְחָ֗ד בֶּן־חֵ֤פֶר
ְאֵ֨לֶּה֙ שְׁמ֣וֹת בְּנֹתָ֔יו מַחְלָ֣ה נֹעָ֔ה וְחָגְלָ֥ה וּמִלְכָּ֖ה וְתִרְצָֽה:
we discuss what thoughts often hold us back from asking for help or for something that we want or need. That we sometimes believe that we are stronger, if we don’t ask others. However, asking shows assertiveness and it shows that we take responsibility to evolve. It’s all about the art of asking.
As the Sages say:
‘Who is wise? One who learns from everyone’.