When a person is awakened, he is led to the group where he starts to realize that his choice lies in unification with others, and that the Creator “has placed his hand on a good fate.” In other words, a person has to unite with the correct environment, and receive from it spiritual values in order to work in the best manner from the point of view of the friends. That is what is called “a good fate.”
If I act in accordance with my own mind and emotions, it harms me since it doesn’t aim me at the spiritual goal. However, if I act in accordance with the values of the environment, constantly examining myself in relation to my connection with the friends, then I gain the good fate offered to me by the Creator.
My choice, my self-analysis, with every step I make lies in to what extent I lower my head and accept the power of the group’s opinion over mine. Having accepted it once, I permanently accept the friends as my guides, feeling that I am last in line, following them.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/10, “And You Knew This Day and Return to Thy Heart”