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“The World Was Created for Me”

by Yehudis Golshevsky

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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…

From Reb Nosson’s Letters: “G-d does not desire the existence of this world for the sake of its vanities and futile pursuits; these only exist to give man free will. What G-d wants and really desires is each good movement and each good point that every Jew manages to catch each day…”
(Healing Leaves, p. 108)


What does this mean to me?

Reb Nosson here focuses on how important it is for us to know that G-d wants and desires the unique contribution that each of us has to make. Even though that are many tzaddikim in the world, if a person is unaware how vital he is in the greater scheme of things, he will lack the most basic of spiritual tools that he needs to serve G-d. The main tool is the faith that each person has a spiritual mission and contribution to make that is completely unique. Fulfilling this unique purpose will accomplish that which no tzaddik ever did or could do. Because my Divine service can only be done by one person…me.


A prayer:

G-d of wonders,
You’ve given me
the most wonderful of all gifts-
the gift of free will.
May my will never deviate
from Your holy will.
Guide me always,
so that all the choices I make are good ones-
choices that are in harmony with Your will,
as long as I live.
(The Gentle Weapon, p. 98*)

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*“The Gentle Weapon: Prayers for Everyday and Not-So-Everyday Moments – Timeless Wisdom from the Teachings of the Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Adapted by Moshe Mykoff & S.C. Mizrahi with the Breslov Research Institute, 1999.  Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www.jewishlights.com.

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