There have been cases in the past where people tried forcefully re-educating left-handed children to be right-handed, despite the children usually being very talented and versatile.
There is a generally negative attitude toward the left side. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, it is also written that “the left rejects and the right adducts” (in Baal HaSulam, Shamati (I Heard), article 1). This stems from spiritual roots, where qualities of love and giving come from the right, and qualities of reception come from the left. We thus instinctively incline toward love and giving that the right represents.
Figuratively speaking, we would like to present ourselves as “right-handed,” although by default we are “left-handed.” In other words, we generally want to present ourselves as good, generous and loving, when in reality we are the opposite. Inside, we all only think about how to receive.
Therefore, instead of trying to change children’s or anyone’s left-handedness, we should change our will to receive at the expense of others to its opposite: a will to love and give.
Nature created both forces—giving and receiving, right and left—on purpose, and we need to learn how to make the left (i.e., reception) act as the right (i.e., giving). The wisdom of Kabbalah (“Kabbalah” is Hebrew for “reception”) grants us this ability, i.e., how to receive (Heb. “Lekabel”) with a giving intention.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash.
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