Entries in the 'New Life' Category

New Life #95 – Healthy Lifestyle And Preventive Medicine

New Life #95 – Healthy Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

True preventive medicine must encompass all areas of our lives including reducing stress, air pollution, public transportation within cities, as well as balancing relationships with the environment. Furthermore, it helps to show positive programs on TV, offer exercises in laughter at work, reduce pressure in educational institutions, and create workshops for developing good relationships in the workplace. The best sport is walking for an hour a day. Men require a sense of security like they’d get from a mother whereas women require warmth, listening, and understanding. If we balance the relationships between us, there will be no cause for disease.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #95 – A Healthy Lifestyle And Preventive Medicine,” 10/30/12

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New Life #1061 – An Education In Critical Thinking

New Life #1061 – An Education In Critical Thinking
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What I claim to be true is simply what appears to be worthwhile to me since people, naturally, only listen to themselves. In this regard, knowledge and truth are relative and subjective. The natural criticism that each of us has toward others exists only so that we will rise above our ego and discover the real truth. A critical discussion in the classroom shows children that there are multiple opinions. Group work done in a circle helps each child to open their hearts and ears to one another and discuss the opinions of others in a neutral or positive way. Special exercises can be taught in which children express their own opinions and then switch sides and defend the opposite opinion. Even more advanced work occurs when each child eliminates the hold he has on his own opinion in order to find a common opinion, which is the true opinion.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1061 – An Education In Critical Thinking,” 9/20/18

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New Life #94 – Health And Nutrition

New Life #94 – Health and Nutrition
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The quality of the connection between people also determines the quality of the food they eat. When we eat a schnitzel, we “drink” the attitude of the person who has prepared it for us. Anything that is truly served from the bottom of a person’s heart cannot harm the body. Even the damage caused by fast food can be neutralized by a positive attitude. If a person weren’t corrupt, the tomato wouldn’t rot either. The food crisis will bring the food business to an end and the demand for workers in agriculture and healthier food will prevail.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #94 – Health And Nutrition,” 10/30/12

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New Life #93 – Understanding Mental Health

New Life #93 – Understanding Mental Health
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Mental illness stems from a malfunction of human nature. We are all inside a huge “computer,” the system of nature. It is a network that closes us in all together as one soul and manages our thoughts and feelings. A malfunction in my internal program means that I cannot connect properly to the general network. As a result, humanity is in a state of distorted perception today. We don’t want to adapt to the network of connections being revealed between us and we don’t see the future. The wisdom of Kabbalah can teach us how to heal our soul and bring the world to a wonderful, healthy state.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #93 – Understanding Mental Health,” 10/28/12

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New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times

New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Today, people are re-examining long-held beliefs about phenomena in the world and the way things are. Although having fixed beliefs can help us to feel oriented in the world, we need to adapt ourselves to changes when nature is clearly obligating us to do so. The world is changing around us. Schools are felt to be outdated. We can see how prisons fail to correct people. The nuclear family continues to change its form. Instead of continuing to replace old fixations with new fixations, we need to develop a new type of flexible social framework that allows for individual growth within it as well. We also need a Sanhedrin or a council of sages who understand positive human development and can guide and lead society in this direction.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times,” 9/17/18

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New Life #92 – Understanding Addiction

New Life #92 – Understanding Addiction
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

We all can be potentially addicted to something. Humans are made from an insatiable desire to enjoy, which leaves us feeling empty and leads us to various addictions. The addictive substance of choice gives us a sense of detachment from competition, pressures, and other environmental problems. We experience a descent from the animate level of existence to the vegetative level since the addictive substance both suppresses and fulfills our desire to receive. As the addiction becomes a habit, we need larger doses and it becomes an unsuccessful way of coping. What we actually need is the “drug of life,” which is based on mutually satisfying connections between people. A positive social environment can rehabilitate us and help us to evolve to a higher level of existence.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #92 – Understanding Addiction,” 10/28/12

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New Life #91 – Understanding Depression, Part 2

New Life #91 – Understanding Depression, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Depression can be a turning point in our lives. It presents us with an opportunity to find our true selves and can lead us upward toward a higher experience of life. If we build the right environment for ourselves, this environment can influence us and make it possible for us to program a better tomorrow. The right environment is one focused on giving. We need to train workers and learn how to exercise our imaginations. We can change our experience of life by changing our attitude.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #91 – Understanding Depression, Part 2,” 10/25/12

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New Life #90 – Understanding Depression, Part 1

New Life #90 – Understanding Depression, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Depression is like a virus that stems from existential questions we cannot seem to answer. Physical pain can result from mental pain and depression. We can’t find a solution to the growing feeling of emptiness inside, and old ways of coping through sports, entertainment, and hobbies are no longer effective. We feel cornered because we are closed inside of ourselves. There is a single remedy for depression, a new human program based on the principle “And you shall love your friend as yourself.” In other words, we need to exit our bodies and feel our desires and thoughts inside others. We can learn how to exit depression by considering what is good for others instead of what is good for myself. This can be achieved via discussion workshops in groups.
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From KavTV’s “New Life #90 – Understanding Depression, Part 1,” 10/25/12

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New Life 1062 – The Desire To Know

New Life 1062 – The Desire To Know
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Nature has given humans the desire to know so that they will learn how to correct themselves, develop the eternal part within themselves, and reach the level of the Creator. This desire to know and understand comes from our need to survive, advance, and develop. We seek answers to questions such as, “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” and “Where am I headed?” We have the creative, higher force inherent inside us. However, this force can also be used in a destructive, egoistic way. Although nature openly invites us to learn about it, our ability to absorb eternity is limited. We fail to see the connection between various forms of study and nature as a whole.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1062 – The Desire To Know,” 9/27/18

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New Life #1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

New Life #1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Accurate critical thinking requires measuring one unit of falsehood against one unit of truth. The intensity and depth of my criticism depend on the strength of my connection with the principle force of nature. I must detach myself from the still, vegetative, and animate forms of life and adhere to the inner force that is at the foundation of nature. When I discover this force within myself, I can then test my thinking against it. In the past, humanity engaged in critical thinking in an incomplete way due to egoism and self-absorbed interests and opinions. In order to overcome doubt and find out what nature really requires of us, it is necessary to continue to ask, investigate, and clarify the truth within a special group of people who want to acquire new qualities.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah,” 9/20/18

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