Question: If the reality we live in is uncomfortable and hopeless compared to the spiritual reality, which is sweet and wonderful, why do I hold on to this world in such a desperate painful way? Why is it so hard to break away from it?
Answer: We should not be detached from this world. We have to live in this world and at the same time begin to attain the upper world, the Creator. This will be a great addition and the union of the two worlds.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/18/16