We are good when we identify with the interconnected and interdependent system of nature, and that we behave kindly toward the system on its every level: the still, vegetative, animate, and especially toward our fellow human beings.
By doing so, we increasingly resemble nature’s force of love, bestowal and connection, and come to experience a harmonious and peaceful existence that is in balance with nature.
Imagine if our bodies would suddenly start operating such that its systems would each do whatever they want, without considering their service to the whole body.
We would die in an instant.
Likewise, we need to see ourselves as parts of an integral system, and to review our behavior with the knowledge of our interdependence in this system. We would then see our current participation in this system as egoistic, where we each seek to benefit ourselves at its expense, and that our tightening interdependence coupled with our bloating egoism causes the increase of sorrows in our lives.
Such a scrutiny should bring us to the conclusion that we need to acquire a new approach—one that aims in the direction of benefiting others and nature—in order to become good. We would then behave supportively, caringly and beneficially toward humanity and nature, and enjoy a new experience of total harmony and peace in our lives.
Based on the video “What Does it Mean to Be Good?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash