If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?
Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to.
Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of (imagining yourself) dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.
Always wear a smile. The gift of life will then be yours to give.
While praying (Meditating), listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer (Meditation) without your having to force it.
Find a day for yourself-better yet, late at night. Go to the forest or to the field, or lock yourself in a room … You will meet solitude there. There you will be able to listen attentively to the noise of the wind first, to birds singing, to see wonderful nature and to notice yourself in it … and to come back to harmonic connection with the world and its Creator.
Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe.
Even if you can’t sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing.
Prayers (Meditations) truly from the heart open all doors in Heaven.
Nachman of Breslov
Do not fear sudden terror
For I am with you!
Even to your old age
I will sustain you!
I have made you and I will carry you!