|Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…|
“In the early stages of your spiritual journey, it may seem that Heaven is rejecting you and spurning all your efforts. Stay on course. Don’t give up. In time, all barriers will disappear.”
|What does this mean to me?|
|It’s natural to wonder why G-d doesn’t make it just a little bit easier for us to get closer to Him—isn’t that what He wants? Especially when we are first setting out on a spiritual path; it would seem that instead of being sent obstacles, we should be helped along. Rebbe Nachman explained, however, that what appears to us to be a barrier is actually part of a longer process of drawing us closer. What appears to be Divine rejection is actually playing an important role: it cleanses, it humbles, it teaches us patience, and also forces us to forge a bond with our Creator in the place of distance.|
Help me, G-d,
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Amazing! I needed to hear this today. Something so special about Rabbi Nachman’s teachings, they always help me. What would I be or do without him. Thank you Hashem for connecting me to this amazing Tzadik!
This world is dark the All Mighty has given us all that we need may I take it upon myself the commandment to love one another. May our people bring real love in a rising world who again hates us . May Moshiach come speedily in our days. B’H.
To be an “ish tam” (a simple man) is the best. This world ridicules one who always looks toward
Rebbe Nachman saved my life!
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*“The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy – Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Adapted by Moshe Mykoff and The Breslov Research Institute, 1994. Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www.jewishlights.com.