A Saving Grace

Hold On! A Saving Grace
Meshivat Nefesh #35

When I make an honest self-assessment, I find myself coming up so short.
And then it’s so easy for me to get down on myself.

But Rebbe Nachman taught me a powerful tool to reorient my mind and heart.

“It bothers me to find myself so far from God. But that, itself, is something to rejoice about. Because I could be the kind of person who is far but doesn’t care—the world is full of people like that. The fact that I feel pained by my distance from God is my saving grace. It’s what keeps me close even when I’m far.”
Beloved God,
Thank You for giving me a heart
that cares about the state of my soul.
Thank You for helping me to find my saving grace
even when it’s hard for me to see the good inside.
(Based on Meshivat Nefesh #40)

Author: Yehudis Golshevsky

Yehudis in her own words: When I first began learning Rebbe Nachman’s teachings with my husband and other teachers, I felt as though I had come home to the personal and vital relationship with G-d that I’d always sought. Today, a large part of my inspiration comes from helping other Jewish women discover their own spiritual potential through the meaningful teachings of Breslov Chassidut. Yehudis Golshevsky has been teaching Torah classes to women and working in Torah publishing for nearly twenty years. She’s a graduate of Yavne Teacher’s Seminary in Cleveland and holds a degree in Judaic Studies from SUNY at Buffalo. Currently, Yehudis is a contributor to Breslov.org and “Pathways”, the Breslov Research Institute’s weekly publication. Since 2006, she’s been taking women’s groups to Uman and other sites in Ukraine for prayer and study. Yehudis lives with her family in Jerusalem.

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