Question: A friend of mine was faced with a string of troubles that caused him pain and anger at the upper force. In this situation, it is difficult for him to hold onto the idea of bestowal. How can we help him relate the “blows of fate” to the goal? What does he lack for that?
Answer: He lacks the force of overcoming.
Having found myself in trouble, I begin to blame myself for past mistakes and thrash about in the grip of misfortunes. And the following chain unfolds:
- Can I “cover” all of this with accepting the higher management? After all, the essence of trouble is “help against the Creator” that is designed to make me think about Him, recall that even unhappiness comes from Him.
- I understand that they are goal-oriented.
- I “cling” not to them, but to the goal, to which they lead me.
- I am aware that they direct me upwards so that I rise above them and adhere to the Creator because in adhesion with Him, I will achieve the best possible conditions, will join the Good That Does Good.
I have to go through all of this. And if I am not in troubles, my desire, my egoism, my nature, will not give me even a second to think about the goal of life. Is it possible to wake up egoism without troubles?
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/14/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam