STUDENT PAUL GOODMAN SPEAKS
How often do we sit back watching the news, despairing as the world self-destructs in a sea of chaos, and think “I wish I could do something, but how can little-old-me make a difference?” Ever asked yourself why we think that? The answer may sound clichéd, but here it is…hello, it’s our ego! The moment we stick our head above the parapet and decide to do something positive, along comes our negative inclination to inject doubt.
Our ego wants us to believe that as an individual we are useless, powerless and insignificant. But we need to understand that if the collective ego of mankind were to win that battle, the whole war is lost too. Game over.
Imagine if Einstein would have doubted his abilities. Or Churchill, Moses, Thomas Edison, Julius Caesar or any number of people who left their mark on history. What made them different? Self belief. Nothing more, nothing less. So now comes the ego double-whammy. Guilt. Our negative inclination just convinced us we can’t make a difference. And now we feel guilty about our apparent worthlessness. So what do we do? Shrink back into our shell, quivering, moaning, complaining. Just where Satan wants us to be. Out of sight, out of mind.
But what’s the solution? After all, I’m not a Saint. I’m not an elevated soul. I’m not the Rav.
I have ego issues that I just can’t control. Well let me share a secret with you. A good friend once told me not to waste too much time squashing my ego. He told me to channel it to good use. Clever eh? So now I’m going to share my own secret with you: Here’s my recipe of how we can all make a positive impact in changing the world for the better.
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Write “I want to fight back!” in the subject line.I will send you a PDF document with dozens of links to blogs and websites spouting slanderous lies about the Kabbalah Center. Be warned…it’s a long list!
Go to our website www.kabbalahstudentsspeak.com and open any one of the “controversy” pages. Copy the URL at the top of the page, then click on any of the links from the PDF document you got from me. That will take you to one of these negative blogs. Then reply to the thread by posting your own comment and pasting the URL from our website. Keep your comments brief and make yourself stand out. Try comments like “the REAL truth about Kabbalah” or “Kabbalah – what goes on behind closed doors”. Just use your imagination. Make it catchy. Don’t be defensive or abusive. Remember the Golden Rule…fight Darkness with Light.
Now one last thing. At some point your ego will pop up again, only this time he/she will be a little more cunning. That voice in your head will be saying “Are you nuts? Do you really believe you can change the world by posting comments on the Internet?” Just remind yourself that it only takes one small candle to illuminate a dark room. Then tell your ego to go to hell.
Keep on fighting the good fight.