The place where we have our free will is not the same for everyone. Yet, there is a central theme that can help us. That central theme is – if I listen to this message, will it take me into the dark and feed the darkness or will it bring me to eternal life? And if towards the dark, what is the falsehood embedded in the message?
Finding that falsehood then gives us the access to use our real free will. We can then see if it is an imbalance in fire, water, wind or earth….anger/fear/honor, love or lusts,] heated speech, or sadness and laziness. When we see how Hashem really has empowered us to use our emunah to re-balance the very elements with which He Creates the world, we understand how it is fixing for the eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and with all of our soul we choose to go above our natural reaction in order to bring all of our soul back to revealing Hashem’s pure compassion, the truth of the world.
Many thanks to Rivka Leah for her kindness in translating these written answers from Hebrew to English. It is greatly appreciated!!!
More on the value of nullifying from the author of the biography of Rabbi Asher Freund :