Don’t Dwell Upon The Past

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In preparation for dissemination, we go through many difficult physical states. All of the mutual flare-ups of the ego leave a deep scar on the heart, and it is as if you get an immunization so that you will not enter into such intimacy that you could get another wound.

Above what is it worthwhile to rise? Is it above your backing away from revealing your heart so that you won’t get close to such a distance where you get scars, or above concern about feeling the hatred that they leave?

Answer: Do not think about anything but going forward. Therefore, as it is written, “Love covereth all transgressions” (Proverbs 10:12). Never go back to the past.

It appears to the degree that we can correct it. And until then it is forbidden to dwell upon it. It arises only when we are ready to correct it. So, act as if it never happened. That is how we should behave in life.

Question: So what can I ask the Creator for?

Answer: About the future.

Question: But I am not able to forget about the ego flare-ups from the friends.

Answer: If you are ready, then yes; if you are not ready, then no. When you are not ready, then you see that your ego is directing you.

Question: However, the Creator trips me up so that I see my own justification.

Answer: Certainly, He turns you around and confuses you. There is nothing you can do about it. That is how we go forward, and that is how we learn.
From the Sochi Convention 6/9/14, Lesson 1

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