Kabbalah – For When Life Is Like Putting Out One Fire After Another

Kabbalah - For When Life Is Like Putting Out One Fire After AnotherA question I received: My whole life is like putting out one fire after the next! Bad things just keep happening to me, and I feel like all I’m doing in my life is trying to live through them and keep surviving. Why is this happening to me? And what should I do with these situations? I want to point out that I’m not really interested in the question “What’s the meaning of my life?,” that I’m more interested in the question, “Why is this happening to me?”

My Answer: They are the same question. It’s as Baal HaSulam writes, in item 2 of the “Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot“: “What’s the meaning of this suffering?” and “Who needs it?” Studying Kabbalah will help you understand everything. Why precisely Kabbalah? It’s because Kabbalah is the only wisdom that explains the one source of everything in existence. At the moment, you are experiencing this source in its negative, but you can change the way it treats you.

Again, the Creator is the one and only source of everything happening to you, because He governs everything in existence. By studying Kabbalah, you can discover the reason why He treats you the way He does at every single moment. Your question about the meaning and source of suffering is a Kabbalistic one: it marks the beginning of one’s discernment of oneself as a human being, i.e. as one who begins their relationship with the Creator.

Related Material:
Kabbalah Today Article: A New Direction
What Is the Meaning of Life? – Rav Michael Laitman, PhD Talks about the Wisdom of Kabbalah
Article: Who Am I?
Lesson: Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot (12-10-2007)
Lesson: Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot (12-10-2007)

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