Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rebbe Nachman On Relationships

1340109_71215594Sometimes it seems like our relationships are fulfilling, joyous, and smooth-sailing.

More often than not, though, we experience conflict in at least some of our relationships. Whether it’s a workmate or friend, a parent or spouse, a child or neighbor, a teacher or even a repairman, navigating the ups and downs of relationships can be a challenge.

Which is why I’m so happy that Rebbe Nachman of Breslov gives us the tools we need to have better relationships. The Rebbe’s wisdom helps us repair and enrich our relationships with others, ourselves, and of course, God. It is possible to reframe and reshape how we view ourselves and others, banish negative judgment, and invite joy. Continue reading Rebbe Nachman On Relationships

Take Your Holiness With You

1200px-ISJabalMusaWhenever the Jews traveled, they dismantled the Mishkan (the Tabernacle) for the trip and reassembled it at their new encampment. No matter where the Mishkan was reassembled, it retained all the sanctity of the original Mishkan that Moshe initially assembled. From this we learn that when we travel we can take our holiness with us and reestablish it wherever we go.–Likutey Halachos, Reb Nosson

In this week’s Torah portion, Bamidbar, we learn of the journey of the children of Israel through the midbar (the desert-wilderness). (This journey is possibly the root of the generally non-Jewish expression, “the wandering Jew.”)

Wandering connotes seeking but not quite finding, approaching but always turning. Continue reading Take Your Holiness With You

A Rebbe In Your Living Room?

Dear BreslovWoman.org Readers,

Have the teachings of Rebbe Nachman inspired you as much as they have me?

Has learning about the soul, self-esteem, and the importance of happiness brought more joy into your life?

Would you like to learn more?

Whether you’re new to the incredible teachings of Breslov or have more knowledge, I’m excited to tell you about Continue reading A Rebbe In Your Living Room?

Events For Breslov Women

Exciting Breslov events for women, this week and next. 

BROOKLYN

Wednesday, May 21, 8:00 in Boro Park, Hosted by N’Shei Breslov at the Avreichim Breslov Shul.

Come hear Rabbi Eliezer Trenk speak about The Power of Breslov Chassidus for Women, an Open Discussion in Breslov Topics with Mrs. Sara Fried, and Joy: Our Spiritual Task with me, Chaya Rivka from BreslovWoman.org. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

See event information, attached, for address, contact information, RSVP: nshei breslov (1)

Can’t get to Brooklyn? Live in or near Queens? There’s a terrific event on May 21st with Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky. Scroll down for Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, Boston and other event listings. Continue reading Events For Breslov Women

Sister Inspiration

girls-in-kerchiefs.jpg!xlMediumLet everyone talk to their friends about the awe of Heaven, until together we become merged in unity, love, sisterhood and friendship…we’ll all receive from one another and inspire each other in our spiritual service…—*Likutey Tefillos, prayer 34, Reb Nosson

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. —Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

While it’s true that Rebbe Nachman of Breslov emphasized hisbodedus, prayerful meditation, during which we reflect deeply on our lives and speak to God in solitude, he also encouraged friendship and solidarity. The Rebbe didn’t live in complete seclusion and he didn’t want us to, either.

Seclusion may take many forms. It might be Continue reading Sister Inspiration

The Bond Of Truth And Faith

1540285_854165984600221_5388403622958219642_oRebbe Nachman of Breslov discusses how our search for truth is an important component of our personal spiritual journey.

I know mine was. 

Honesty and its corresponding search for truth, may very well be the first step on the road to true understanding. Simplicity, joy, and faith, other attributes the Rebbe stressed, are all, to a large extent, dependent on deep honesty.

Faith without truth is not really faith but superstition, a shallow belief unworthy of our minds or souls. Truth without faith is simply impossible, as the highest truth a human being can engage in is the realization that God Is One.

“Faith depends upon truth”, says the Rebbe.

Read more on the bond between truth and faith.

 

Be Truly Humble & Remember How Great You Are

1200px-Mount_Everest_as_seen_from_Drukair2_PLW_editTrue Humility

A person should never let his own smallness, insignificance and humility cover up his true greatness. For sometimes a person downgrades himself to excess and forgets that he still has many amazing attributes.

Teaching of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

For more wonderful tips, see the original article at BreslovCenter.

 

Photo of Mt. Everest from Wikipedia.org.