Be Courageous

Hold On! Courage Lesson
Meshivat Nefesh #21

In French, the word for heart is Coeur, and that’s the root of the English word courage—“heart feeling.”

Rebbe Nachman taught that courage is rooted in the heart; when my heart is strong, I’m not afraid of anyone and I have the strength to conquer every battle. This is true when it comes to acts of physical courage, and it’s exactly the case when it comes to Divine service. When my heart is in it, nothing will deter me, nothing will daunt me, and I will move forward with courage against every obstacle.
Mighty G-d!
Please fill my heart with strength and courage
so that I can go boldly forward to reach my full spiritual potential.
When my heart is strong, nothing frightens me.
When my confidence in You is strong, I know that I have
nothing and no one to fear.
(Based on Likutey Moharan I:249)

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 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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