Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How do you resolve opinion differences?“
We need to attribute our differences in opinion to the higher force that brings us together. It leads us into conflict with one another so that we feel a need for a correction, to bring ourselves to a happy middle.
What is the happy middle? It is that above the contradicting emotions and opinions, we wish to bring ourselves to a state of complementarity and completion.
We are currently in a state where our ego, i.e. our desire to enjoy at the expense of others, is the very essence of our every quality and trait. We constantly desire, think, intend and act with an aim of benefiting our personal ego. The ego thus controls that human part in us and we are enslaved to it. There might be nothing good about this situation, but we still go through the motions because nature forces us to.
The more we wake up to the extent in which the ego is behind our actions, then the more we will discover how phony and egoistic we are, how we distort everything in the direction of benefiting ourselves alone, and not in the direction of the truth. Likewise, the more we discover how the ego is behind our every calculation and how there is no truth in whatever it determines, the readier we will become to look beyond our egos for answers, above the contradicting emotions and opinions that it brings about, and wish to bring ourselves to a state of complementarity and completion.
Based on the video “How to Resolve Differences in Opinion” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Yael Leshed-Harel. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.