New Beginnings

Hold On! New Beginnings 
Meshivat Nefesh #42
No matter what I’ve done, no matter what I’ve been through…the main thing is to begin again now.

And it’s not enough to only begin again only once. The moment I feel bogged down by the past, by whatever wrongs I’ve done, I have to take a deep breath and say, “I’m going to start fresh this minute, as if this is the first breath I’ve ever taken.” Start again, start again…

Rebbe Nachman said that he had days when he had to begin again many times. If that was true of a tzaddik like him…isn’t it true for me too?
Beloved G-d,
You renew the entire universe constantly.
Please fill me with a new spirit of life
so that I can start again now
and leave behind all of my broken promises to myself
and to You.
Please help me begin again…
as many times as it takes!
(Based on Likutey Moharan II:48)

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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