Question: I must strengthen my desire to disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah. The greater my desire, the more I will be able to give to the world. How do we grow a big enough desire that it just spills outside?
Answer: In order to do this, you need to develop an ability to empathize with people and feel their pain. Let us say that you have “fallen” for a certain idea of Baal HaSulam, decided to reveal the Creator, and unite with Him. Now, you want to impose it on everyone else. Will this be bestowal toward the world?
Bestowing to other people means to fulfill their desires instead of your own. You do not force them to accept whatever is important to you. On the contrary, their desires become most important to you. This is bestowal. Otherwise, you want to forcefully impose something on them.
For example, they want to watch soccer, but you close down all the stadiums. “I’ll show them soccer. I’ll asphalt all the fields. I’ll pass a law forbidding soccer as a game.” You think that this way, their time will free up for inner correction. You wish. They do not want any correction; they want soccer.
Do you think this is love? Do you really think that something can be given to people by force? You simply break their lives. Is this really right?
To love someone means to take their desire and fulfill it. This is why we need an educational system, so we can act gradually, gently, and without pressure.
We must explain to people that all their misfortunes are caused by a lack of balance with nature and hatred of others. This is exactly what makes us opposite to nature, and this is why we suffer on different levels.
Explain things whenever an opportunity arises and gradually establish communication with those who get your message to one degree or the other. We need to go to people with things that promise well-being.
For example, it is vacation season now. Give out brochures at the airport to people going on vacations with colorful illustrations and humor which at the same time express the idea you wish to convey. Make this brochure pleasurable for a person to open during the flight or when lounging. Its form corresponds to his mood, while its content is appealing, promising a good time once he gets back home.
Can we issue this kind of a brochure? So far, we have not done this.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/12/2011, “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)”