“Abraham was one” — he was the only person in his time with the strength to break away from a false way of living.
We all have to be willing to sometimes walk the path alone to stay in conscious contact with G-d.
Walking an individual path doesn’t mean being self-focused, however. It means staying aware that you have to do whatever spiritual work needs to be done.
You can’t do anyone else’s, and no one else can do yours.
Rabbi Baruch Gartner, Living Aligned
The essence of strength and valor is in the heart.
For a person who is strong-hearted does not fear any person or any thing, and is able to perform awesomely valiant acts and to win fierce battles through the strength and fortitude of heart.
He fears nothing and runs right into the heat of battle.
Exactly the same thing is true in the service of G-d. Understand this well.
Rebbe Nosson of Breslov. Kitzur Likutey Moharan I: 249