Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
Feeling Of Shame
What can be done with the feeling of shame when facing the friends?
We need to substitute the external feeling of shame with the internal feeling of shame. As Baal HaSulam writes, a situation where a person embarrasses himself in the eyes of the friends is a healthy situation. In him everyone sees the flaws and weaknesses of man, and humiliates him, either in an open or hidden manner.
A person learns to stand up to and feel the egotistic shame, the material, and then against it, starts to ascend to another feeling of shame.
It is not easy to manage the two forms of shame, but this is the way it must be, even on the highest levels. This is so, because shame comes to us from the First Restriction and doesn't belong to our animalism. In the highest levels, shame burns in us the most, as the fire of hell, as against the Klipot (shells). In this way we advance.
-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/28/10