The Day starts off Dark and depressing, but it ends with Light. Thus, trouble should not be seen as a chance happening, nor as an excuse for depression. It should rather be viewed as an opportunity for a new beginning. If we can understand that this trouble is only temporary, just another stage in life, we can face it better.
Chaim Kramer, Crossing the Narrow Bridge, Breslov Research Institute
There is peace that lacks a mouth. And there is a peace that has a mouth (Likutei Moharan I: 57: 8). Peace is one of those things that everyone wishes for and few people actually experience.
Rebbe Nachman explains that it all starts with the individual. If we lack inner peace, the whole world becomes fragmented. If we possess inner peace, then tranquility and harmony spread throughout the world.
Chaim,Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU (p. 47). Breslov Research Institute.
A person might endure terrible suffering and not be able to express what is in his heart. There is no one to whom he can unburden his heart, so he remains deeply pained and worried. If you come to such a person with a happy face, you can literally give him life. (Rebbe Nachman, RNW #43)
Happiness is so important, it can actually bring a person to life. If you see someone who is so sad and completely dejected, and refuses to continue living because of the bitterness of suffering, when you bring happiness and make the person happy, you bring new life to that person.
This is the same as bringing a dead person back to life.
Adapted from Rebbe Nachman’s Soul, Vol. 2, BRI
A person’s success in this life depends on one’s attainment of that most valuable of qualities: patience – patience in the face of everything.
How can you attain true patience – the bearing with equanimity of all your experiences, both the spiritual and the worldly? The answer is: faith.
A Soft Answer: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov
Pain and suffering are with us in so many different ways. For many people, the fact of suffering is a major obstacle to faith.
Rebbe Nachman himself suffered intensely during much of his life. He had to confront the difficult questions face to face. But he was not afraid of them, because as he said, “I am a ‘Know what to answer the non-believer'” (Tzaddik #418).
Garden of the Souls, by Avraham Greenbaum, BRI
When you raise your voice and to speak to the Creator in your own words, life becomes sweeter, you gain clarity, wisdom, patience, insight, and sweetness in the renewed and expanding awareness that G-d was there listening to your sweet voice your whole life!
Rav Dror, Talk to Him: The Beginners Guide to Finding the Real You (Sparks Book 1)
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Night falls. And so, “creation” begins. Chaos and confusion, troubles and difficulties, beset a person. A person’s life is suffused with Darkness, a Darkness which seems eternal. Yet, this Nightfall is actually the beginning of Day. It is the beginning of a new stage in life.
When we experience the onset of Night, with accompanying Darkness and indecision, we must look upon it as a fresh opportunity to learn something new, to experience something different.
The Day starts off Dark and depressing, but it ends with Light.
Adapted from Crossing the Narrow Bridge, by Chaim Kramer