“When things are very bad, make yourself into nothing.”
“You close your mouth and eyes, and you are like nothing!”
Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed.
You must then make yourself like nothing – you no longer exist, your eyes and mouth are closed. Every thought is banished. Your mind ceases to exist. You have nullified yourself completely before G-d.
Reb Noson of Breslov; Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom #279, Breslov Research Institute. Kindle Edition.