Our recent Uman trip, was challenging and rich with rewards. We each returned inspired, if a bit overwhelmed by all the wonders this trip revealed.
Lauren Zahavi decided to launch a WhatsApp group for the women who went, which she did, and in no time at all it was loaded up with heartwarming photos, videos, and other posts from our beloved group members. After asking me to give brief (2-3 minute) Breslov lessons for that group, Lauren began a new WhatsApp group for anyone who wanted a dose of inspiration but who didn’t have a lot of time.
You can join, too. Just follow this link to the BRI Women WhatsApp group and you’ll have access to short but sweet lessonsof Rebbe Nachman’s teachingsas well as news about BRI Women programs.
The first lessons are about Rebbe Nachman’s remedies. We begin with remedies you can apply in your life: choosing simcha (joy), embracing temimus (simple sincerity), believing you can start over, forgetting heartache, and more.
And if you’d like to learn more, please visit the Breslov Research Institute’s newest program, BRI Women–and be inspired with life-changing programs, new publications, trips to Ukraine, and more.
I’ve been through lots of pain the past two years. I am forced to deal with a crazy family situation, I am facing bankruptcy and I live with a chronic illness which is made worse by all the stress.
I asked someone for spiritual advice and he told me that my suffering was an atonement for my sins.
I asked someone else for spiritual advice and he told me to thank Hashem for all the good things in my life. He told me to do this during hitbodedut for at least an hour a day. I couldn’t stand to do it for more than a few minutes, it felt totally fake, like I was lying to Hashem.
Someone else told me that if I thanked Hashem for my problems they would go away because I wouldn’t need them anymore.
I feel like the people giving me advice don’t understand what I’m going through.
Class 2 of Breslov Pirkey Avot (Scroll down for video)
Everyone struggles with making decisions. Am I doing the right thing? Will things turn out okay? While we can never know for sure what will happen in our life, if we rely on the wisdom of the Tzaddikim, we can have faith and trust that we’re truly doing the best we can.