There IS a "Secret", but not exactly like the movie says...
An ultimate weapon that any human being could access - not only to improve his lot, but to literally change it - is this - the Hebrew term "Hitbodidut", - in plain English translates as Personal Prayer.
If it were possible...and we only we allowed 2 words to describe WHO Rebbe Nachman is and what the whole Uman concept stands for > it would be Personal Prayer and stressing to be thankfull for what we have.
He insisted the way to gain clarity, the way to change ones situation, the way we can get unconditional help, even global change, even from the most terrifying situations, is through Personal Prayer. Without it, life is too "big" to go it alone.
In the quiet time during personal prayer we can start with gratitude; for things we see and don't see; once we start counting the thousands of heart beats we use a day, the thousands of breaths we take, and the way our water works work like a charm, among the million other functions our body does without us thinking about it, we have loads to be grateful for and that’s the start.
Try it - for 10 minutes. How?
It's not getting into a meditative state - it's not opening up a prayer book - it doesn't even count if you've prayed the 3 times a day the regular Jewish prayers.
It's finding a quiet secluded spot - if you live in
Once you're in a quiet spot, close the phone(s!), turn your eyes heavenward, if the ceiling in the way close your eyes and
What should you say?
Well, first a greeting works well - How about:
Hi Father, Hello
Then, just let it all hang out...tell Him about your day, your fears, and your secrets that only you know...try it for 10 minutes.
You will be amazed at the results. You will feel so much better and things will start to change around you. Make this an unwavering priority in your life, everyday, you will see miracles.
Doing Personal Prayer does NOT have to be anyone's business or have to be an issue at all. It is "personal" prayer, so it means you can keep it personal. If a spouse, parent or room mate might give you a hard time - do it under the covers when no one sees! What they will see, is a happy, more settled person, and they will ask, "Hey, what are you doing different lately?"
Then you can spill the beans...!