Know that this life is filled with great trials. Everyone must undergo upsets, falls, sufferings and bouts of bitterness. Everyone must experience constant changes in his mood and disturbances of equilibrium. Every day and every hour, it is possible for a person’s state of mind to shift so radically that the event of an instant can break his spirit and completely discourage him.
No adequate response to such events exists, save that of patience. You must make yourself a master of patience, for the ability to bear all that one goes through is the most precious of traits.
A Soft Answer: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov