Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

Why Is There So Much Confusion in the World?

A new desire is emerging in humanity today.
It is appearing in more and more people, but only as a seed of a desire, not a fully clarified one.
What is this desire for? It is a tiny spark of a desire for a state of absolute love, bestowal and connection.
As a result of the emergence of this new desire, confusion is rising due to people not knowing how to fulfill it.
Unlike the desires that developed within us to date, i.e., corporeal desires for food, sex, family, money, honor, control and knowledge, there are no examples in our midst of how to fulfill the new desire emerging in us. It is because this new desire is not corporeal, but spiritual, and it requires a shift in how we perceive and sense reality.
What shift in perception and sensation do we need in order to realize this new desire emerging in us?
Our natural inborn egoistic desires make us want to receive maximum benefit for ourselves alone. They constantly try to absorb fulfillments into themselves. That is our clear inner self-organization through which we currently relate to the world. Instinctively, at every moment, we try to receive the most fulfillment possible, and we act in a way that our inner system considers necessary and most beneficial for ourselves at any given moment.
In our egoism, we more or less know how to work with others by pushing for what we want to receive, to take and to give, pay and buy, and so on. We interact with each other in such a way using a wide variety of means: guile, deception and politics, to name just a few. In our world, we know how to act despite all the venality and lies that we grow up with.
Now, however, another condition, force and quality emerges, a new desire that we previously did not feel: a tiny point of a desire for love, bestowal and connection.
Such a desire is rooted in nature itself, which at its core is a desire to love and to bestow. In other words, love is the base law of nature. Likewise, the more we develop today, the more we experience nature’s rawest form drawing closer to revealing itself to us.
What is the expression of nature’s rawest form drawing closer to revealing itself to us? It is that we start finding ourselves becoming more and more complexly interconnected and interdependent globally.
That is how nature’s quality of love, bestowal and connection manifests itself in the corporeal world: in addition to the egoistic force, there is also an altruistic force, and it increasingly reveals itself to us through our becoming globally interconnected and interdependent. Likewise, until we shift our attitudes to each other from egoistic to altruistic, then we will feel more and more confusion enter our lives like a dark cloud increasingly descending upon us.
About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: