We want to be safe from the forces of nature which threaten us; we want to feel peaceful, happy and fulfilled, but instead we feel miserable, empty and weak. We feel weak not in relation to the externality of nature from which we sought to protect ourselves, but in relation to our internal nature, the desire to receive inside of us, which has grown and which we did not want, and could not correct, when it was small.
We let it grow, we developed it, we tempted it; we filled it with whatever it desired through this process. And so after thousands of years we discover that it is so big that it rules us and we cannot exist without fearing the future, feeling both empty in the present and not knowing what to do in the future, since it rules us and pushes us into conflicts, as Baal HaSulam says, into hydrogen wars.
The question is, whether it is in our power to stop this development, of which we have lost control, that is, the development of the internal desire to receive inside a man. In retrospect we cannot say that this whole thing has no roots. Of course, this is the way it was supposed to happen. We are talking about having succeeded or not, and we refer to the balance of powers alone. After all we were not supposed to succeed or not to succeed. According to the end, this is the state we should have reached. But today, when we realize what the goal of this development was, we have to find out the right way to continue.
Courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ9GrZ3CEyY