Thursday, October 23, 2008

When Not Learning

Grant me to know when I need to rest a little. Let me never rest except when necessary. Even when I do need to take a break from Torah study, help me not lose everything, G-d forbid. Grant me the knowledge and understanding and inspire me with the wisdom to be inwardly attached to You and to the holy Torah even at times when I am not studying. Even when I have to interrupt my studies, let the eyes of my mind shine with the trace of the light of the wisdom of the holy Torah that still remains from what I was studying.

(Reb Nosson of Breslov)