How To Be At Peace

Be like G-d and don’t look for people’s shortcomings and weak points.

You will then be at peace with everyone. (Ad. p.258)

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy—Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Truth through Peace

If we really want the truth, we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into a quarrel by our own half-truths.

How can we expect to rectify anything through conflict and strife?

It is impossible to improve the world and encourage others except through peaceful means.

Reb Natan, Likutei Halakhot, Hilkhot Ribit 5, as cited in Mayim: Water, Rebbe Nachman

Inner Peace

Inner peace is a truly remarkable achievement. The person who is comfortable with himself and feels at ease with whatever situation he finds himself in can accomplish tremendous things during his life.

Just examine the fellow who is comfortable with himself: he exudes self-confidence, is a pillar of strength, and emerges as a sea of tranquility amid all the tumult around him.

Because he is willing to avoid combative situations, even when it might seem to be to his detriment, he emerges from every fracas unscathed.

As he radiates that inner peace outwards, influencing those around him, eventually he can spread peace far and wide.

Chaim Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU