Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
There is Nothing New Under the Sun
What do I change: myself or reality?
Nothing in reality changes. The One who gives doesn't change; nature doesn't change. Only our relation to things changes. "Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind and Before," "There is none else besides Him," or "Good and does good," are all according to the point of view of the person.
The wisdom of Kabbalah says the same thing, but on another degree, from a different level. The wisdom of Kabbalah says that there is a special Force that is called the Upper Light that can change your entire relation to nature so that you will feel that everything depends on you, so that you can be the ruler.
If everything depends on me and there is a Force such as this, the Upper Light, and through it I can make real changes, that is excellent. It depends on work and labor, of course, but I can become the center of the world.
The small man thinks that he depends on nature. However, if nature doesn't change and nothing in reality changes but the man himself, you see that he has the power to change himself and by doing that to change his perception of reality. Everything is in his hands.
- from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/10 (minutes 35-38)