There once was a man who used to visit Rebbe Nachman whenever he came to Breslov. But after his fortune turned and he became wealthy, he no longer had time to visit the Rebbe. Once, while he was rushing around Breslov on business, Rebbe Nachman saw him and called him in. “Did you glance at the sky today?” the Rebbe asked. The man admitted that he hadn’t.
Calling him to the window, the Rebbe said, “Tell me, what do you see?” “I see wagons and horses and people scurrying about,” the man replied. “Believe me,” Rebbe Nachman said to him, “Fifty years from now there will be other market days. There will be other horses, other wagons, different people. What is here today will no longer be. What pressure are you under? What’s making you so busy that you don’t even have time to look at Heaven?” (Kokhavey Or, p. 41, #5).
But what struck me even more is that no-one else was looking up.
Everyone was hurrying along, nose to the pavement, absorbed in this world to the exclusion of all else.
Even before all this Nibiru stuff began, I used to look at the sky. Increasingly, it seems only dreamers, poets or crazy people with Youtube channels devoted to the end of the world do that these days.
It's a shame.
Rebbe Nachman's words hold just as true now as when he first said them 200 years' ago.
Did you look at the sky today?
Did you find 5 minutes to think about what life is really about, what all of this is really for?
What pressure are you under, that you can't even spend 5 minutes looking at the heavens?