A question I received: What is so special in one’s effort? What does it change in a person?
My Answer: What counts is not the effort within our desires, but rather the effort in our aspiring to clarify the difference between us and the Light, the creature and the Creator. That is, our effort is directed only toward the point within the creature where the difference between “existence” (Yesh Mi Yesh) and “existence from absence” (Yesh Mi Ain) is revealed.
We are constantly clarifying the gap that initially appeared between the Creator and the creature. That is why our exertion is directed only toward the clarification of who He is and who am I?
Such is the inner essence of this process. However, for us, it manifests as more tangible things, such as receiving the Light, ascending the degrees, or a new sensation in a more external form of our desire. Yet within us, only this point of qualitative difference between the Creator and the creature – the only act of Creation performed by the Creator – is at work. This is the supreme secret of how existence (Yesh) gave rise to existence from absence (Yesh Mi Ain).