But when I connect to people, I discover that most of them are pessimistic, depressed, and what I say even makes them angry. How should I manage my feelings of happiness correctly?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to ascend above our nature.
We see the world from within us through our egoistic desires. If we don’t like something, we are immediately irritated, we become apathetic and depressed.
The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to ascend above our egoism, how to be alert and ready to advance in our connections with other people and understand each other. To put it bluntly, we need to disrespect our ego and ignore it!
At first it is very difficult. There isn’t a person who doesn’t succumb to his or her ego, who doesn’t give in to its pressure, and who doesn’t feel sorry or distressed. But then everything is balanced and we advance forward, overcome our egoism, and ascend above it.
Everything depends on the extent to which we are in a united group that can help each other in our connections and constantly increase the property of the Creator in our eyes, the attribute of love and bestowal, the ascent above our ego, and the exit from it.
If we set such an example for each other, even when we don’t feel so good internally, we help our friends and then they help us, and thus we go through this period.
The period when we are depressed and under the control of the ego is not easy and is quite long. It is called the exile in Egypt because Pharaoh (our ego) dominates us.
So your friends are already in this state and you are in it not yet.
I hope you will not lose your optimism and that you will continue to show your warmth and enthusiasm to your friends.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/14/19