Monday, July 27, 2009

This Point Needs A Lot Of Emphasis

Even when you fall or descend in any way, you must never allow yourself to be thrown off balance to the extent that you come to look down upon yourself or to hold yourself in contempt. You should refuse to dwell on the matter even momentarily. Regardless of what happens to you, in the end you will find that all your descents will be turned into great ascents and achievements, because the purpose of the descent is the ascent. This point needs a lot of emphasis because everybody who experiences a spiritual fall imagines that this idea was never intended to refer to his particular case.

(Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)