If you're a gardener, you're a lucky individual. Having our hands in the soil brings us closer to faith. That's why farmers are so open to learning emuna. They know that the weather, the rains, and many other variables are simply out of their control.
Here's some solid planting advice: as you put your seeds or seedlings into the ground, turn to G--d and say a short prayer: "Hashem, help these flowers/vegetables/trees/plants grow strong and healthy, and protect them from all harm." That's it! Now wait and see what a successful gardener you become.
One thing you won't want to see in your garden is weeds, especially dandelions. They grow like crazy and choke your desired plants and rob your garden of its beauty.
Just as there are weeds in the soil, there are weeds in the soul. The dandelions of the soul do much worse damage there than they do in the soil. In today's lesson, with Hashem's help, we'll uproot them.
Don't miss today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "Dandelions of the Soul", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time. If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it later this coming week on Lazer Beams.