Sometimes life presents me with a situation which seems impossible to resolve. When sharing this with a friend I realized that this experience is not unique and I couldn’t help wondering why? The Creator created the worlds with increasing concealment in order to give human beings free choice.
Yedidah continues this discussion by looking at where freedom of choice really lies, based on Rabbi Ashlag’s article on “Freedom”. Click on audio
Further on decisions
The Holy Master the Baal Shem Tov teaches us that before we make any move we need to consider ourselves as having infinite free choice. After the event we need to consider that the move we chose was the one God wanted us to choose.
I considered this statement carefully. Does it match with my experience? I have to say it doesn’t. Before any event it feels as if I have one or maybe two choices available, certainly not a whole array of choices. I decided I need to go into this matter more carefully. After all, if a mere computer has a large number of choices just playing one move in a game of chess, how is it that I, a human being who is far more complex and sophisticated and dealing with life itself should have less?
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