Question: There is a letter from a person close to you and me. He writes: “My wife and I lived for many long and happy years, then she got cancer and fought for life for two years. At some point we thought we had won, but cancer is such an insidious disease, it lurked and then struck with renewed force. My wife was no longer moving after chemotherapy, she kept asking, ‘Do I deserve this?’ And I want to ask you, dear Michael Laitman: why did He create us to be such sentient creations? Why didn’t He give us power over our feelings?”
Answer: He has given us power over feelings, but only if we gain this power for a purpose higher than just feeling. This is when you will rise above your feelings and control them, not turning them off with painkillers or drugs, but when you can use your feelings in the right way. Fear and pain and all other unpleasant sensations are given to us for this purpose.
Question: And we need to go through these states that he went through when he saw how his wife was suffering?
Answer: And this also needs to be passed. And we will still, unfortunately, observe all this on everyone around us, and we will be among them ourselves.
We will not be able to turn off our feelings in any way, we just have to learn how to manage them properly.
Now humanity is slowly approaching the state when it will see global cataclysms that are coming closer and ready to crash on us and are already falling on a part of humanity. And those who have not yet fallen under this wave see what is happening and have to change themselves quickly, to become in complete harmony with nature, that is, to rise above their egoism, to get closer to others, and just “love your neighbor as yourself.”
Question: You are practically saying what humanity is going to face. And I want to ask: at that moment when a loved one is suffering in front of me?
Answer: It is too late. We still have to do something, try to still fight this wave of grief, illness, pain, and so on and so forth. But in principle, we need to act prior to all of this happening.
At least, bow your head down and do everything based on the fact that it comes from above, and you, in general, agree with this upper judgment.
Comment: That the loved one has been taken away from you? It is not easy.
My Response: This is a tragedy! This is a disaster! Especially people who have lived together and lived for many years. It is incredible! It is easier to die yourself!
Comment: Yes, that is the feeling he had: “I would prefer so that it would have come to me! Why did she have to suffer?!”
My Response: Yes. But it won’t help. This is the easiest solution.
Question: What is the main solution at this moment?
Answer: Bow your head down and do whatever you need to do. Fully agree with the upper force that does this to us, and try to annul yourself in this state so much that you agree to accept everything.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/12/21
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