Answer: One mustn’t run from the group. Anyone who stops coming to the group during a descent harms the whole group. Others simply have to carry him on a stretcher. The friends have to be very sensitive to what is happening in the group. If they don’t pay attention that their friends are falling and that they don’t come to the lesson, it is a sign that they are not serious enough and lack the right spirit for attacking.
If we feel that everyday is the day of the attack, like on the front, then we will understand that we cannot win if we lose even one friend. A friend who falls in battle disrupts the wholeness of the army and destroys the lines, but we are not aware of that and even the friends who fall are not aware of the damage they are causing the other friends. This means that we are not working on the connection between us and are slowing our progress.
We perform many actions, but they should all be focused on our sense of unity between us that is at the center of all our efforts and our reward. The center, the focus of the revelation of the Creator, and of the end of correction is all concentrated in the point of our connection.
Only if we look into this central point of connection in the group will we discover the mutual hate, rejection, and separation, and then also the connection, unity, and revelation of the Creator. It is the same point we constantly have to reach and be drawn to, and the only point we should focus on. But instead each one looks into his own pocket.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/13/13, Shamati #33 “The Lots on Yom Kippurim and Haman”