Question: How can the group compel me not to discontinue my inner efforts?
Answer: You have to completely immerse yourself into the group and reveal there an inner network of mutual inter-connection. Imagine that there exists a certain system called your environment where you are connected to as its inseperable, integral part. You depend on everybody, and they completely control you: your thoughts, desires, intentions, and actions.
However, it is your desire to be under the total, absolute authority of others, to completely lose yourself in this inner system by uniting with everybody as one man with one heart. You are ready to be hypnotized by them.
It’s similar to how a seed thrown into the soil submits to its rule and, by receiving nourishment from that environment, acquires strength to grow and develop.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/11/2011, Writings of Rabash