Question: According to Kabbalah, man is not in the worlds, but rather the worlds are within man. If so, then why have we been given such a corrupt perception? Why do we perceive ourselves inside the world, but not the world inside ourselves?
Answer: So that when we correct our senses we would bring ourselves to the new and correct perception of the world, so that we ourselves would recreate it in front of us and within us in the correct form. We would do it.
This means, I have to correctly tune myself to it, transform my properties from egoistic ones to the property of bestowal and love. I am the one who must do this. I must exert, and I must have a desire for it to happen. Then I will become independent and will be able to sense the entire depth of nature and what is happening there.
Just like Japanese people sense rocks, so do we have to sense matter in its entire depth because it is all part of our soul. There is nothing in the world outside of the soul. All inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, and all of us together are parts of the human soul.
Question: But if my “I” of today is only depicted for me and in reality the whole world is me, then what exit from oneself are we talking about? Ultimately, I come to the state where I love myself?
Answer: The exit of oneself into the outer world or taking the world inside of me is the same thing. It all depends on how you prefer to discuss it.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Branch of Sakura” 5/15/11