Category Archives: Emuna

Leaving a Backup Plan

A person who tries to practice trust in God while leaving himself a backup plan is like a person who tries to learn how to swim but insists on keeping one foot on the ground. ~ The Alter of Novardok

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We don’t like it when we lose something.  We think, “What gain could there be in loss?” But loss, too, is a way of growth. Much growth is simply learning to let go, to loosen the cord that ties you … Continue reading

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3 Point Formula for Success

Talk to Hashem on a daily basis, and ask Him to help you fulfill your aspirations. Try your best at whatever you’re doing. Accept your current situation happily and with love. ~ The Garden of Emuna

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The Essence of Emuna

The essence of trust is the tranquility of the soul enjoyed by the one who trusts. ~ R’ Bachya Ibn Paquda zt”l

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Don’t Look Elsewhere

Sometimes, the motivation to grown spiritually comes from our respect for someone else, a Tzaddik, a Talmid Chacham… But this is a mistake. We don’t need to look elsewhere to find the means to improve ourselves. Everything we need is … Continue reading

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Forget the Past

We need to start over every day.  And sometimes many times each day. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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Don’t Wait

If you wait until you find the meaning of life, will there be enough life left to live meaningfully? ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l

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