You have to constantly check yourself in relation to the Light, the quality of bestowal. To the extent you do this, you will receive the force of the Light, which will correct you. All our efforts have to be directed at desiring the influence of the Light, which will cause the birth of a new quality – bestowal – inside us. If you focus only on this: drawing the Light of correction, then you won’t get confused or scatter you efforts on unnecessary actions.
We usually try to do everything except drawing the Light of Correction upon ourselves. However, this Light is the only thing we need. It will give us the right intelligence and carry out all the actions for us. We don’t do anything ourselves. Anything that we do without the Light’s assistance is an animate action, which won’t bring us an inch closer to the goal.
Therefore, from dawn to dusk, every thought we have and action we perform should lead us to one question: “Where is the Light of Correction?” Only the Light of Correction should perform the work for us, including the clarification and the action. This is what’s written: “I created the evil inclination and I created the Torah for its correction, because the Light that is hidden in it returns one to the source.” It’s the Light that has to do everything, not you. It has to return you to goodness and correct you.
It is not written that the Light should help you return to goodness yourself. Rather, It does everything from beginning to end. So, if you do anything at all besides drawing the Light, then you will become confused and waste precious moments of your life.
(From Part 3 of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson)