Garments of the Soul
I had a conversation with a friend last night about dressing elegant . Now that its wedding season in Crown Heights, its best to be dressed in a way that if you were to wish a mazel tov at the wedding. I'm not saying that you need to be going out in a wedding. No more shleppy. How we dress does affect our attitude.
Last night I attended the birthday farbrengen (gathering) Miriam Yerushalmi is a true living example of elegance and rega.l
This morning I learned how thought, speech and action are our garments.Garments enhance us. When we wear clothes, we want to wear ones that honor us. We can change these. If a person has anger or hate, they can weaken these qualities, just like when one doesn't exercise and the muscles get weak. We choose what garments to adorn our bodies with. Our inner characteristics are more fixed, it is our essence.
It is the responsibility of every yid to examine and transform our character traits.
We want to look into our vulnerable places in our speech and action and correct for the good. Not everyone is capable of transforming the inner qualities.
May we dress ourselves in garments that allow for more of our soul essence to shine through.