Many question Rebbe Nachman’s teaching of the importance of one hour of hitbodedut. Some are concerned about the unrealistic nature of setting aside a whole hour dedicated to G-d every day. In actual fact, Rebbe Nachman writes, “… one hour or more…”! He teaches that we should ideally strive towards transforming our entire lives to one dynamic intimate conversation with Hashem.
Let’s begin with setting aside a consistent block of time to open our hearts and mouths to our Creator. Let’s choose an authentic length of time, no matter how short a time period, at the most convenient time of day Then, gradually, we can build up towards our “one hour per day” goal. And in order to succeed, we can pray to G-d to help us set aside this time to achieve our goal.
Feel and heal exercise of the day:
Imagine how much effort it would take to arrange for a talk with an important political figure. We have access 24/7 to THE ultimate Ruler of the world! Have a talk with Him for a few moments and tell Him what’s on your mind.