Answer: I don’t think that we have to split into groups of ten during the preparation for the convention. We have to unite and to forget about the groups of ten during the preparation. This means that we should work in the groups of ten only when we have workshops but not the rest of the time.
When I read such questions, I fear that a strong connection in the groups of ten will divide you into groups of ten and not let you see others as your best and closest friends.
We have split into groups of ten only because it is easier to communicate more closely with one another in these groups and to feel the others more personally. But on the whole, we also have to be close to ourselves and to the friends all over the world.
If we could include all the friends around the world in these groups of ten, we would do so. I would sit with Germans, French, and South Americans today and with Australians and North Americans tomorrow, etc.
I don’t think that we should unite more tightly in the group of ten, and if this is the case, we should constantly change them. Otherwise the result is egoistic unity: “I have grown used to them, we understand one another well.” What do we need this for? Moving forward is based on overcoming the general lack of understanding from which you are trying to escape.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Question and Answers with Dr. Laitman