Michael Laitman, On The Times of Israel: “How Fast Can We Fill the World with Love?”
We all want to live in a world filled with love, but at the same time, think that it is impossible.
But what if we could live in a loving world?
We currently live in a hostile world. We find ourselves fighting and competing against each other more and more, and our lives become worse as a result.
Our egoistic nature, where we wish to self-benefit at others’ expense, starts turning against us as we can never fulfill our growing desires, and we likewise excrete more and more anger and cruelty into the world, which negatively boomerangs back to us.
Now imagine that we could shift our worldview and our relationships to a direction of love and care.
What if we could suddenly change the world so that no one would exploit or harm others?
We would then see an opposite world, one where our fears, anxieties and negative sensations in general would shift to a positive direction—one of support, encouragement and love for one another.
Love would obligate us to want, think and act optimally. We would cease our constant plight to keep ourselves busy with an ongoing array of producing, advertising, using and throwing away unnecessary excesses.
If love filled the world, then even if nobody worked, we would still get our needs met because we would have no desire for excesses. Instead, an atmosphere of love and mutual consideration would fulfill us completely.
Today’s overblown human ego leads us into an increasing contrast with nature, as around 90 percent of what we produce is unnecessary, while nature itself produces only what is necessary. In nature, everything is repeatedly used in 100 percent of its capacity.
Nature functions as a closed integral system, and our influence within nature is the exception. That is, our produce does not return to nature in its natural form, but rather in a distorted form that adds toxins and poisons back into nature.
If, however, we related lovingly to each other, then we would clean the world. A loving and caring attitude among us would replace our demands for excess and surplus, and we would reach a newfound balance among each other and with nature.
Moreover, until we bring about a major transformation in our attitudes to each other—where love would replace hatred, and where care and support would replace indifference and apathy—then the more we invest in technological means to clean the world without fixing our attitudes to each other, the more we will find our world becoming increasingly polluted. This is because nature ultimately demands of us to come into balance with each other, in our attitudes to each other, that we would create an atmosphere of love and mutual consideration throughout the world. Until we do so, nature will keep reminding us that our efforts to solve our accumulation of problems without fixing our attitudes to each other will only lead us to more and more problems and suffering.
In order to develop relations of love in our world, we need to exercise our attention, consideration and responsibility toward one another. By doing so, we will mutually participate in the integral system of nature, and only then will we bear witness to a new loving world that will solve the myriad problems and crises that are tumbling down on us today.