Answer: Yes, we need to learn how to act as actors on the stage, to understand the elements of the game, to play along with each other, to inspire one another. It really affects us.
It seems to me that I see my friend acting, or maybe I do not understand at all where he is playing and where he really is. This doesn’t matter to me at all. To me, it is important to get inspired by him so that I myself aspire to the goal, even in a make-believe way.
Question: Can a person act by himself?
Answer: Of course. I know who I am and how selfish I am. Therefore, I want to act with myself, that is, to elevate myself higher.
Question: The fact is that we constantly act: in the family, at work, and in the spiritual group where we want to develop. We act out the principles that the Kabbalists wrote about in order to achieve the goal within such a group.
Why should I act by myself? Shouldn’t I be honest at least with myself?
Answer: You can be honest with yourself and act at the same time, knowing your two levels: one is “Me,” and the other is “Who I want to be.”
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/25/19