Question: You say that we have to take the opportunities that the Creator gives us. Are the sufferings that we feel these opportunities? How should a person who doesn’t have a point in the heart live in a world in which the spiritual ascent has already begun?
Answer: If a person doesn’t have a point in the heart, if he has nothing to do with the wisdom of Kabbalah, he doesn’t owe anything to anyone whatsoever. He can live his life peacefully until this point appears in him.
Such a person suffers because he still advances toward the revelation of the goal of creation, but he does so instinctively, subconsciously, by receiving blows, just as all of nature develops.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16