How does man dare to declare that he is not part of nature’s system? Then what are you, if you aren’t part of nature? A thousand years ago, or a century ago, you were controlled by nature, but now you’re not? And why is the world not? Is it because you have created a few “toys” – cars and airplanes? All you did was take different substances and mix them together, and you came up with plastic and bubble gum. So what has made you separate from nature?
The fact is that we have not been separated from nature. All the sciences, including Darwin’s theory, say that we are the result of evolution of the still, vegetative and animate levels of nature. So why does man suddenly deem himself above nature, separate from the integral system of the universe? Why does he suddenly step beyond its boundaries and say, “I am free!” What is he free from?
So now, because of our senseless pride, because we impudently think we are free, we are facing a crisis. The fact is that we aren’t free, and we exist inside the integral, global system of Nature (the Creator). Therefore, we have to behave in harmony with the system.
We are inside the Creator. He controls us, and there is no one else besides Him. We don’t have any possibility of acting freely, not in any regard. Even the sensation that we seem to stand opposite Him is given to us by Him, in order to raise us.
(From Part 3 of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson, on “Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot”)