In the phone class on how to take control of our thoughts, you asked us to choose lines from Tehillim (Psalms), the siddur (prayer book), or even our own thoughts. We would use these as “replacement thoughts” anytime we’re having a negative thought.
I know what kinds of negative thoughts I have frequently. But I can’t decide what kinds of thoughts I need to replace them with. I’ve looked in books and tried to write my own, but it’s not working.
I want to stop the repetitive negative worried thoughts I have every day. Please help me – I need some new thoughts!
Aren’t there any Breslov sayings I could use?
Worried in NJ
I love the Change Your Thoughts; Change Your Life workshop because it gives easy, practical Breslov tools you can use to make your life better.
But I’m always up for making things even simpler. Continue reading Are There Breslov Mantras?
Guard your thoughts carefully, for thought can literally create a living thing.
The higher the faculty, the farther it can reach.
You can kick something with your foot, Continue reading The Power Of Your Thoughts
In the first Azamra post, the Rebbe tells us that it’s a requirement—not an option—that we judge others favorably. We learn that when we do, we can literally change them from dark to light, from meritless to meritorious.
At the end of the last post, we posted questions from students (paraphrased). We’ll try answering these and others:
Shouldn’t we trust our own senses? If we see clearly that someone is evil, how can we pretend otherwise?
Doesn’t Judaism teach us (and common sense tell us) that it’s dangerous to ignore evil or give wickedness a pass, as this gives permission to do even more evil?
We cannot pretend evil doesn’t exist—it does. And, it’s true that it’s dangerous to ignore evil. Throughout the ages, continue reading post at Breslov.org (and please share!)