We’re warming up for Purim with some Joy-filled Chassidic teachings* from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov—and a smattering of Chassidic teachings from Chabad-Lubavitch, too!
Joy is the Radiant Countenance! Joy is Truth! Joy is Emuna (Faith)!
Try to be as happy as you possibly can. Search for your good points in order to make yourself happy.
Hearing the music of one who is truly in awe of God, can help you be happy.
Music and joy can help you pour out your words like water before God. (Creating within yourself a state of constant happiness is the key to achieving true meditation and true prayer.)
A person who is always happy, succeeds.
Joy is a vessel with which to draw upon the wellsprings of Jewish wisdom’s vitality and freshness.
If you immerse yourself totally in a holy task, giving it all you’ve got, to the point that you literally sweat, you will be able to experience True Joy.
Joy is freedom. (Depression is exile).
Clapping your hands and dancing can bring you to experience joy, even if you don’t feel like it.
Special to Breslov Woman from Gitty Stolik:
The Lubavitcher Rebbe says we have to add more joy than the day before.
[…] Breslov quotes about Joy […]
I suffer from depression. I am basically a good person I want to achieve more inner peace please help me achieve this
I am sorry you are suffering with depression. If you have clinical depression, finding a good therapist who also has some knowledge of Breslov Chassidus might perhaps be a good first step to getting relief.If you answer back in the comments where you live, and a little bit about your background, I will do my best to point you in the right direction to get help. You should have a refuah sheleimah.
Additionally, there are things you can do to proactively tap into your hidden joy. I recommend the short videos and longer video classes on BreslovCampus.org.