Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
What To Choose
How can I cause a correct and continuous influence of the environment on me?
I have to oblige the environment to affect me, because I cannot think of the quality of bestowal as the right goal, all by myself. It's against my nature and it is impossible to demand it from me. If you do not want me to fall into my ego, you have to fix my observation. "You" means the society, as no one can do it by himself, and even by beating man, it's impossible to oblige man to want the quality of bestowal; so I need to join the society and give them the opportunity to impose their opinions on me.
There is no coercion in spirituality, and in this freedom I have to worry that someone would direct me at all times in the right direction. We have this freedom of choice in order to advance towards the quality of bestowal, and the choice is in the right environment, society. You can choose freely to join the society and demand the right influence from it, and then you are no longer free. Your appeal is free, and afterwards the society controls you.
Right from the start, you turn to society knowing that the society will control you, will direct you to the right place. This is why they say that the only thing you can choose, each time, is a better environment; you should turn to the society at all times and demand a more accurate direction from it.
-from the 3rd part of the daily Kabbalah lesson (minutes 30-36)