Everyday, I am going to post a chapter from a publication that the Breslov community in Brooklyn puts out which is based on the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. I will add my two cents on the bottom of the post and those of you who have a few more cents to add….please feel free.
Even though Rabbi Nachman was a Hasid, his teachings are applicable and potentially valuable to all of humanity
Visit my post “The Unique Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov” for a little introduction to who Rabbi Nachman is and why he is special.
Easy Money, Chapter 1
“The ability to earn a good living, comfortably is determined by a person’s awareness of G-d. Those who fail to recognize G-d’s decisive role in their destiny, including the realm of finances, senselessly overwork themselves, always in strenuous pursuit of another buck.
But when you feel a pervasive sense of G-d’s presence in your life, then you casually assume a relaxed attitude towards earning your livelihood. You will attend leisurely to your business, confident in G-d’s generosity to provide, as He does universally for every creature lart or small.
When you’ve identified in your mind that it is solely G-d who determines a person’s financial status, irrespective of human device, then you’ll realize how needless it is to overly strain yourself to eke out a living, for aren’t there an infinite variety of ways that G-d can furnish Man with support?
G-d will shoulder your financial burden and you will never be lacking at His philanthropic hand, if you would just accept the reality of your utter reliance on Him for everything.”