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Beware of Burnout!

by Yehudis Golshevsky

Inspiration is such a precious thing, and I’m always seeking those teachings, people and situations that can help fire me up in my service of G-d. But I also have to acknowledge that sometimes my fervor can trip me up.

That’s also a kind of yetzer hara, to get so swept away by my passion for Divine service that I lose sight of the balance that I need in my life, in my emotions, in my relationships.

I want to be on fire…without getting burned.

Beloved G-d,
Please help me to seek and discover the inspiration
that I really do need,
and to know my own limits so that I can act with passion
without causing harm to myself or anyone else.
Please help me to live in balance,
so that I’ll be able to serve You with a constant flame
without burning out.
(Based on Likutey Moharan I:72)

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