Monday, May 9, 2016

The Empty Chair

I borrowed a little book from my Jewish sister-in-law called "The Empty Chair," written by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. First published in 1994, Rabbi Nachman lived from 1772-1810. His advice is as needed today as back then. I want to share a few of his insights with you.

 Don't make the same mistake
as all those people who give up
    trying to change because
they feel stuck in their habits.
 If you truly want to, and are
willing to work hard enough,
    you can overcome them.


    Everything in the world-
whatever is and whatever happens
 -is a test, designed to give you
freedom of choice. Choose wisely.


All beginnings require that you
           unlock new doors.
  The key is giving and doing.
Give charity and do kindness.


           Peace heals
When your own world
is fractured, increase your
knowledge of God. It will
    spawn inner peace.

When the outside world
is fractured, promote the
  search for truth. It will
  spawn universal peace.

Psalm 75: 1
We praise you, God,
  we praise You, for Your Name is near;
  people tell of your wonderful deeds.

Gratitude (prompt found on
3 Gifts found in the dark
1. Stars
2. Moon
3. Galaxies

Phil 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.



  1. That little book is like a universe full of wisdom....


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