Question: I have started studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and I have noticed that many people around me don’t interest me anymore. Is this an indication that my ego has grown or that the difference between our attributes has grown?
Answer: We seek the right environment throughout our lives according to our internal attributes, our hobbies, and our goals, and so without a choice we are drawn to people whom we find interesting.
For me, for example, these are my students and friends who share the same views as I do. This, of course, doesn’t negate my natural attraction to my children and my grandchildren because they are my family, but this has nothing to do with spirituality.
As for other people, I am just not in contact with them because we have no common interests. Sometimes I meet people I studied with in the past or who were in my life at different stages, but apart from some small talk such as “How are you?” and “How is everything?”, we have nothing in common.
After a couple of minutes there is nothing to talk about anymore. Therefore it is okay to accept the fact that the wisdom of Kabbalah diverts us a bit from our old acquaintances. Life has separated us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/10/16