We initially take examples from nature, that what we see in nature we also wish to implement, and in so doing, we need naturalists and scientists who are interested to recreate what is in nature into mechanics. However, other people then come along who have no concern about nature, and who want to use these mechanics in order to conquer and control, which is where the good intentions end.
In short, it is our nature to take things that we create with seemingly good intentions, and hand them over to those who use them for power and exploitative purposes. We agree to it because those who enter such positions of power know how to manipulate others, and together with their power, they gain armies and money. Those who simply want to know how the world works are naïve and kind; they have nothing but their brains and weak hands.
We will continue bearing witness to such a process until we correct human nature, i.e. until we invert it from egoistic—desiring to benefit ourselves at the expense of others—to altruistic. It is possible to make that change, and by doing so, we will become like the general altruistic force of nature, and then experience life in nature’s wholeness and perfection.
When we establish such a connection with nature, we will then use nature by truly imitating it. Without imitating nature by first changing our nature to match it, we will end up enduring a long and painful path of suffering, and still carry the obligation to change ourselves at some point.
Technology has expanded globally, showing how much more interconnected and interdependent we are today than ever before, and we will keep seeing ourselves become increasingly tied together on this small planet so much so that we will feel no way to escape. We will continue becoming more and more dependent on each other until we reach a stage where we will see that we will be unable to go to war with each other, or do any kinds of crimes.
At the same time, we will appear as everyone’s enemies. The world will appear to keep shrinking, and we will understand that we harm everyone through our inborn egoistic intentions toward each other, and we will not give ourselves such a chance. Within such a tension, nature’s positive forces will emerge and change humanity, inverting our attitudes to make our connection positive and balanced with nature.
The first stage toward that change will be when we become afraid of breaking positive human connections. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, this state is called “restriction,” i.e. where we restrict the use of our egoism, our desires to enjoy at the expense of others. We will have to restrict our egoism otherwise we will receive more and more blows.
Based on KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur on July 18, 2022. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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