The Power Of Environment

Dr. Michael LaitmanHow do we lead ourselves to a state where we will feel ourselves and others as one whole? It’s done by building a certain environment, and that doesn’t even need to be proven. Out of everything that surrounds us, an environment is the only tool that is capable of influencing us and with which we can influence ourselves.

If I influence others and arrange everything in such a way that they influence me in a certain way, this influence, moving through them and coming back to me, is perceived by me as an external influence. And that external influence changes me.

An environment builds a person. If a child is left in the woods, he will grow into the same animal like those that surround him. If he or she is sent into a good pre-school and school, he will become what that environment builds out of him or her. Therefore, we only have to care about the environment.

The environment can make us become anyone. An environment has power over us specifically because we are integrally connected. Each of us is a part of the whole system, a small cell in a huge organism, and it’s through this organism that its idea, power, plan, precise thoughts, and feelings become ours. We can’t resist them because we are included in this system.

We build such an environment together, but in fact, every one of us has to learn how to do that. Our goal is to consciously enter the next degree with the understanding of what we do.

For the first time, man becomes the creator of a new level in nature. Practically speaking, he doesn’t create anything specific, but rather consciously adjusts himself to this system. He becomes Adam (man). “Adam” comes from the word “Domeh,” similar to the next level of nature.

Thereby, he begins to understand the whole system of nature: How universal thought works, how it is governed, and why this happens this way and not the other. He begins to attain the purpose of creation and rises above the entire nature we perceive (still, vegetative, and animate) to the level of “Adam” (man) who is similar to all of nature in its higher design, through the entire noosphere, the higher dimension.

Sooner or later, we will reach that, but the questions is at what price. It’s either we go through great sufferings that will force us to change or we build a society that beckons us, adjusts us to this integral nature, and we consciously, with understanding, aspire to it with our desire and thus make our world better.
From a TV Program “The Integral World” 10/16/2011

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