Rebbe Nachman of Breslov tells us that anger is an overbearing obstacle to psycho-spiritual growth and understanding. In Likutey Eitzos (Collected Advice), the Rebbe says:
Anger and unkindness arise when people’s understanding is limited. The deeper their understanding the more their anger disappears, and kindness, love and peace spread. This is why the study of Torah, which deepens the understanding, brings love and peace into the world and banishes anger.
Anger finds it’s roots in a variety of flawed beliefs and feelings about God, the World, other people, and yourself. Continue reading Get Rid Of Anger, Fear, and Depression Through The Psycho-Spiritual Teachings Of Breslov
May we possess no foolish, conceited thoughts…May we recognize our imperfections…
May we forget about our impressive family background and anything else that might make us haughty. Instead, may we stand before You like paupers, aware of our paltriness.
—Prayer Number 97, Likutey Tefillos (The Fiftieth Gate, BRI)
“Please! I already feel so low, why do I have to speak to God about my imperfections? He already knows what they are. I already know what they are. (Boy, do I.)”
If you’re thinking this, I don’t blame you. Many of us put ourselves down, beat ourselves up. We focus on our flaws and this makes us feel terrible.
Why would we ever want to turn the spotlight on our imperfections? Continue reading Flawed? Perfect?