Always With You

Our souls are a part of G-d; it is His “breath,” as it were, that breathes life into us at all times.

Being aware that you are in G-d’s Presence can give you that extra lift in times of need and imbue you with the necessary strength to forge ahead.

This is as Rebbe Nachman said, “G-d is always with you. He is near you! He is next to you! Do not be afraid!” (Siach Sarfey Kodesh III, #661).

Chaim Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU

The Battle

Reb Noson writes: The battle between good and evil thoughts is the main reason for the Creation.

The confusing thoughts in our minds correspond to the chaos and desolation that were created at the very beginning.

We have to overcome these evil thoughts, and we can – by thinking positive thoughts, by concentrating on good thoughts and constantly thinking of ways to come closer to G-d.

Chaim Kramer, Crossing the Narrow Bridge

Overcoming Negative Thinking

During stressful moments in life, remember to stop and ask yourself, “Where am I?”

This will help you keep a perspective on things and prevent you from sliding further down the trail of negative thinking.

You will be more easily able come to your senses, as you realize that the spiraling effect of negative thinking will only lead to morbid thoughts and dysfunction.

Furthermore, by staying focused on the higher purpose of life, you will be able to transcend the bitterness and suffering of the moment and stay with joy.

Life is too precious to waste or shorten by being depressed and sad.

Where Are You?: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov

Each Day Is Different

Make certain to fill your mind with the fact that you have “only today.” For then you will perceive how each day will pass in an entirely different fashion.

If a person is constantly concentrating on tomorrow, he will in the interim waste and misuse the time that he has. His thoughts will center on the belief that “there is always time until tomorrow.”

He wastes all of today, and it disappears without anything done.

Only Today: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov

 

Thoughts

Rebbe Nachman once remarked that the Evil One is a sly character. He comes knocking on your mind. If you allow him to enter, he comes in and takes over, and if you repel him, he goes away and comes knocking again later on. But if you keep up the battle and not give in, he will eventually go away and not return (Likutei Moharan II: 51).

Thoughts enter and leave quickly – very quickly. If they are given credence, they remain, but, if they are shrugged off and considered of no value, they will have been successfully chased away.

Chaim Kramer, Crossing the Narrow Bridge