Working With Disturbances

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How should we work with disturbances?

Answer: The disturbances are exactly what helps us to illuminate our state and strengthen the connection between us even more. A disturbance shows the place where you didn’t finish your work yet. In reality, it is helping you. We only call it a disturbance, but it is actually a revelation of a defect that you are now able to correct because it has become revealed.

Everything becomes revealed gradually, in a step by step manner. There are many more obstacles that will become revealed to you on the path. But for now, this is what has been given to you. And you shouldn’t consider it a disturbance or try to run away from it. Just accept it correctly.

You don’t have to drown in this problem or get held up in it. You should immediately try to overcome it: Rise above it and absorb it, and that way, keep going right above it.

I do not erase this problem and I don’t pretend that it doesn’t exist. I don’t try to come up with different tricks, trying to ignore it. I accept it so that above it, I will strengthen my connection with others and with the Creator even more.

For example, suppose I reveal certain unpleasant qualities in you. Until now, we were friends, but now there is something about you I don’t like anymore. But I have to accept it by faith above reason, meaning to understand that I see flaws in you due to my own flawed nature. And I have to desire to be connected with you regardless of anything, as if you were just an angel. After all, all of the defects I see in other people are actually showing me myself, just like in a mirror.

But keep in mind that all of this belongs to our inner work and not to professional skills in dissemination.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/11, Shamati

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One Comment

  1. This is true, everytime I get distracted from focusing on giving to others it is because I relate to some part of what is in others who do not study this and that is why I get unfocused. Because a part of them is what I have done before or how I use to think or part of what I had to overcome or may overcome in the future if I am not in correction about something. And, it is as they say, if I see something bad in someone else, it is because there is that same quality in me. For me, when I see someone rob a bank, and I see the action as bad and egoistically calculated, that is different than me seeing that he is evil and sneaky and that he has all these bad traits. As they say when someone criticizes someone for being bad, it takes one to know one! I’m no different than others, I’ve made the mistake of doing this myself!

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