Keep yourself in check: to what extent you are superior to others. That is what your ego reflects to you. Hence, it is time to walk above that (above reason). But strive to see their superiority in reality (within reason). As a result, you will attain all that is in them.
There are two conditions for attaining the greatness of the Creator:
– gain the greatness of the Creator from the environment, which means you need to feel lesser than all of them.
– that the environment be as great as possible, which means you have to exalt them in your eyes.
(Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”)
From Twitter, 7/5/19