The most disconcerting fact of a person’s life, even from his youth, is that he does not live with reality. He does not consider the day that he has, and instead contemplates the future. His life cannot be termed reality, for reality is having “only today”.
Fortunate is one who lives his life in the manner of having “only today,” for then he will be a truly contented person, and will sense the happiness of life in each and every day.
Only Today: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov
The Architect of the world never does the same thing twice.
Every day is an entirely new creation.
Take as much as you can from what each new day has to offer. (LH 1:123d)
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy—Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
MOST PEOPLE LIVE IN FEAR whether they realize it or not. They fear rejection and loss, and, more than anything, they fear death. That primary fear of our own mortality affects us all. But we only begin to really live after we accept the reality of death.
But the Infinite One didn’t create us to exist in chronic fear. That’s not the way we’re meant to live.
Mortality isn’t a punishment — it’s a gift that prods us into remembering that our lives need to have purpose.
Rabbi Baruch Gartner, Living Aligned
Have you ever heard the expression, “Smile, though your heart is broken”? Seems odd? Doesn’t it seem more logical that if you‟re hurting, you should be sad and upset?
Our Sages tell us otherwise, “Whoever, is drawn to problems – problems are drawn to him” (Berachos, 63a).
Simply put, thinking about problems magnifies them; giving no thought to them, shrinks them.
So, you got a problem? Why not do the opposite; don’t think about it; forget about it, and be grateful!
Forget about It!: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov