Space for You

The Light

Fall Away

Silence

Annihilate Your Ego

“The whole earth is filled with His glory” (Isaiah 6: 3)

The main thing is to nullify every one of your personality traits. You must strive to do so until you have totally obliterated your ego, rendering it into absolute nothingness before G-d.

Begin with one trait and annihilate it completely. Then work on your other traits, one at a time, until they are totally nonexistent.

As you annihilate your ego, G-d’s glory will begin to shine through and be revealed.

Reb Noson of Breslov; Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom #136

 

When Things Are Very Bad

“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.

Revealing G-d’s Glory

The larger and more material an object, the greater its shadow.

The same is true of G-d’s glory. The material obstructs the spiritual and casts a shadow.

When you are bound to an emotion or desire, it obstructs G-d’s glory and casts a shadow. G-d’s light is then hidden from you. But as you nullify these emotions and desires, you also remove this shadow. And as the shadow departs, the light of G-d’s glory is revealed.

Reb Natan, Sichot HaRan #136

From Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom, Rebbe Nachman