Answer: A person puts together these “pennies” or small desires that he receives from all the friends. By uniting with them and aspiring to enter the mutual guarantee, he acquires aspirations from everyone and they unite inside him, giving him strength for the path.
However, even this is still insufficient. I have the strength, but I don’t have the “material.” This “material” comes through in small portions. Egoism is revealed in me piece by piece, and I overcome it to the degree these portions appear.
Here too, “penny by penny,” they accumulate into a great sum.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/4/10, Writings of Rabash