Question: How should we relate to negative thoughts and emotions?
Answer: We should try to rise above them. We must never extinguish them. We need to use them creatively.
In our world, no scientific or technological achievements, let alone creative achievements, are possible without worries, without upheavals. Nothing remarkable would be born in our world if there were no crises, strong inner trials, detachments, disappointments, tears, dramas, and tragedies.
See what Shakespeare’s dramas, Tolstoy’s novels, and other literary masterpieces are filled with. Everything stems only from the struggle between opposites, from sufferings, etc.
It is the same in the spiritual world, but at the same time, there is a wonderful transformation of these states: they complement each other, coexist together, and do not cancel each other in any way.
They are connected to each other in an embrace of happiness and misery, tears and joy, and the middle state is achieved, which brings us closer to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/20/19