We use only a very small proportion of the possible productivity of energy sources that we receive from nature, and it is because we use nature egoistically. In other words, since our principal consideration is how to benefit ourselves at the expense of others and nature, we accordingly extract only a tiny amount of nature’s available energy.
If, however, we were to treat nature altruistically, if we were able to work with nature according to the same altruistic principle by which it treats us, then we would be able to receive all of nature’s available energy.
What humanity lacks is an understanding of what nature is at its source, and how it operates. Put simply, nature is an altruistic quality. It relates to the entire creation on the still, vegetative, animate and human levels with no consideration of self-benefit, but only for the benefit of the creation. If we would exercise such an attitude among each other, aiming to implement an attitude of “Love your neighbor as yourself,” then we would be able to extract much more energy from nature, and we would achieve balance and equilibrium with nature and feel no deficits. We would join nature harmoniously, integrally, and receive a positive reaction from it instead of a negative one.
It is as if nature unwillingly shares its energy with us today, as if it is obligated to free up a small part of its energy resources for us. However, by achieving balance with nature, we will be able to receive the inexhaustible energy that is inherently placed in every atom. That is why, in essence, the solution for our positive future lies in our transition from egoistic relationships to altruistic ones, and undergoing the required education in order make such a transition smoother.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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