NarrowBridge.Org: Don’t Be Afraid!

BRI’s NarrowBridge.Org sends out twice weekly inspiration providing a regular dose of hope, meaning and courage. These emails include small doses of Rebbe Nachman’s wisdom, enabling us to get through the week in a more spiritual way. 

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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…

Reb Nosson wrote: The Rebbe told me explicitly, “G-d is right there with you; He’s right next to you. Do not be afraid.”
(Healing Leaves, p. 38)

 

What does this mean to me?

When I read these words of Reb Nosson’s, I imagine Rebbe Nachman infusing his student with the deep awareness of G-d’s constant, loving and protective presence so that it was really palpable to him. We see from later writings of Reb Nosson that this awareness was what carried Reb Nosson through the terrible challenges that he lived through after Rebbe Nachman’s passing.

He suffered financial and actual physical persecution; the destruction of his own good name; hounding from the Russian government; setback after setback that would have left a lesser person in despair. Yet he kept on going through it all, “through fire and water”—as his biography is known—with unwavering trust in G-d and fearless commitment to his goals.

I want to live my life without fear, and so I begin with building my awareness that G-d is right here with me; He is right next to me. There is nothing to fear.

 

A prayer:

May I be worthy to fully realize that “the whole world is full of G-d’s Glory.”
Then I shall live with a constant sense of Your presence and truly know and believe that Your Glory fills the world.
For You both permeate all worlds and transcend all worlds,
and there is no place from which You are absent.
(The Flame of the Heart, p. 33)

We encourage hearing your feedback and may anonymously publish great remarks. Please send email to: yehudis.golshevsky@breslov.org

Feedback:

This is a very nice service you are providing. Keep up the good work. 🙂
DK

Speaking as someone who has gotten stronger religiously over the years, there are so many times that I want to forget so many things from my past and they somehow still linger. What a gift from Hashem to be able finally close those doors and free ourselves of all the guilt carried along. In those instances, forgetfullness is truly a gift.
IS

Woke up today with a heavy heart. There are many things going on in my life that I have no control over and I began to feel sad. Only Hashem is in control but He gave us free will. Who controls my happiness?……only I do… Tonight is my mother’s Yahrzeit and she used to say,” if you can’t get out of
your sadness you should clap your hands and dance and you can smile and force yourself to be happy”. I believe that some of that had to have come from the teachings of Rebbe Nachman. My day became a very blessed day.
BH

A wonderful wonderful truly inspiring lesson and so true in our lives. The baggage we carry. It has given me much hope, you cant imagine how much.
Blessings, T.

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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