Once you master the art of self-reliance, you can achieve as far as your desire will take you, and as deep as your belief in your own G-d-given powers will allow.
So, wave goodbye to your former wimpy, people-pleasing meek self, and burst forth confidently as an assertive winner with healthy ego-strength.
Self Confidence: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov
Human thought has tremendous potential. When we concentrate our thoughts on something and really imagine it to be, we can actually force the thing to happen.
To accomplish this, we must visualize every step of the desired result in great detail. Diffused and generalized thought will not work.
But when every faculty of the mind is intensely focused on that which we wish to see happening, we can genuinely exert great influence on all sorts of matters in the world (Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom #62).
Chaim Kramer, Crossing the Narrow Bridge
In the battle of life,
you cannot hesitate,
you cannot retreat.
Your only option is to continue
until you accomplish your mission.
We are each here for a purpose. Even when the clouds of darkness set in, we must believe in our Creator and in ourselves and continue on our path.
After so many years of struggling with negative feelings and seeing no relief, your emotions begin spiraling and you feel that you’re losing it – stop right there.
The despair that you’re experiencing, is only because you can’t make sense of all the bitterness and depression that you’ve suffered until now – it just seems so pointless.
But it’s not! Your struggle in life is not in vain. All human pain and suffering has very deep and hidden Divine purpose and meaning – but you have to have the patience to “wait and see”, without falling apart.
Stop focusing on giving up, and start working on patience by repeating this phrase when you feel the despair creeping up on you, “This too shall pass!”
This Too Shall Pass!: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov
When we want to rise from one level to the next, we must first experience a fall. The purpose of the fall itself is ultimately to bring us higher.
From this, a person can understand how important it is to strengthen oneself in service of the Creator (Hashem) and not to be discouraged by any fall or setback in the world (because the setbacks themselves are necessary for one’s growth). (Likutei Moharan I: 22)
The Light: A translation of selected writings of Rebbe Nachman and his main disciple Rav Nosson, by BreslovBooks.com