Being Alone [#163]

February 7, 2018


If Hashem wants us to be alone, doesn’t this contradict the possuk (in the beginning of Parshas Beraishis), “Lo Tov Heyos He’Adam L’vado” – “It is not good for man to be alone”?


This is a very good question. The answer to this is that Hashem only said “It is not good for man to be alone” because Adam felt lonely and needed companionship, but before that, he was in a more perfected state in which he didn’t need companionship. The inner point in our soul which we use for hisbodedus reflects the perfected state of Adam before he was with Chavah, in which he didn’t need any companionship.