Question: How can we avoid a didactic and threatening tone in our explanations?
Answer: You need to show people that what you are talking about is not your imagination, but the phenomena and laws of nature.
For instance, I had an acquaintance in Russia who was an expert in materials strength. Once by chance, I attended his presentation. He was shown the specifications of a particular unit in a submarine, and he drew a conclusion: “It will not withstand it. Under the planned operating conditions, it will be disasterous.” And indeed, despite the emotions and distrust of his interlocutors, it happened the way he predicted.
I was impressed by his strictly scientific approach: These are the laws of nature, and nothing can be done here. The fact was that the unit could not withstand the pressure.
Thus, we have to show people that this is not our personal opinion, but these are the laws of nature. “Look and see for yourself. Shout as much as you wish, but it will not work.”
Everything depends on the correct explanation, in other words, on education. This is our entire work. Regardless of a person’s views, I just want to show everyone that my message doesn’t come from me; it is not my personal opinion and not my religion. This is the nature of things; check and make sure yourself.
Of course, I should prepare and adapt the material to make my presentation suitable for the audience. But overall, my task is to present the facts.
Imagine, a person is jumping from the 100th floor because at the level of the 99th floor, a green fabric is stretched, which appears to him to be a lawn. So, I need to push away this illusory “grass” ahead of time and show him the real distance to the ground.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/30/2011, “The Nation”
You Can’t Correct Anyone But Yourself
Voluntary Slavery: Performing The Laws Of Nature
The Open University Of The Integral World
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