Advice from Rebbe Nachman


Serve God with all your strength and rely completely on His infinite love. He will never abandon you regardless of what you may have done in the past. The past is nothing, what counts is the time from now on. Simply don’t repeat what you did. When temptations come, remain detached and control yourself. This applies to actions and also to thoughts. The thoughts of men have as much power as their actions. What you think counts, even in the world which we inhabit – that is, the “World of Action.” That is why you need to control your thoughts as well as your actions.

From now on you may have to endure all kinds of situations. Don’t get put off; simply don’t pay any attention. Try not to feel it at all. It is inevitable that all kinds of situations will be sent to you precisely to help you achieve perfect repentance. For this you have to be exposed to the very same situations that you were involved in before. Only this time you mustn’t be swayed. You must control your inclinations and avoid any of the old thoughts and actions. This is the essence of perfect repentance. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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