Insofar as a person hasn’t completed his view of the world with spiritual perception, he keeps running into several problems. First of all, he has difficulty differentiating between corporeality and spirituality.
We reside on the corporeal plane and have to meet certain external conditions. We have to arrange the work in the group, family, and work relationships, as well as interaction between the friends, which we do following the rules of the corporeal world that we accept as part of the upper governance.
We are expected to demonstrate a dual response from the external and internal points of view. However, if we view everything from the “internal” perspective, why do we need to circulate the wisdom of Kabbalah in the first place? To whom I am trying to bring it? Is it to its already corrected parts?
Our image of the world isn’t perfect yet; it will develop in time. It is done so on purpose so that, in the face of the broken reality, a person would have free will amidst two principles: “If I am not for myself, then who is for me?” and “There is none else beside Him.”
Secondly, there are contradictions in the work with the friends. They are either completely corrected, or I have to work with them as with my equals, which implies another type of relationship and expectations.
This duality always accompanies a beginner, and he has to learn to work with it. Thanks to it in particular, by combining the opposites before and after the act, we arrive at the correct analysis and its realization.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/10, “Which Degree Should One Achieve so He Will Not Have to Reincarnate?”