A person who listens to the lesson and does not understand it has to think about the intention even more than others. Everything is clear in the intention and there is nothing to explain about it; it is the thing that a person has to discern for himself! Clarify exactly what you want. Even if your desires do not suit spirituality, the Upper Light will influence you during the study, gradually attuning you correctly. The most important thing is that you are trying to analyze your intentions.
Our efforts are not made in the study or in understanding, but in the intention: Why am I studying, what for, and what do I want from it? Even if all of your inner calculations are incorrect, it doesn’t matter. If you activate the intention, the Light influences it. The Light does not affect the desire, but only the intention (which is egoistic in order to turn it into being altruistic) because it comes from Above through the worlds, already clothed in intention, in the Reflected Light.
Therefore you cannot receive the Upper Light unless you also create Reflected Light. Reflected Light is the intention.
Therefore we have no choice; everything depends only on how we activate the intentions. Even if they are incorrect, like the intentions of a baby who doesn’t understand anything yet, it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is for the Upper Light to have something to correct!
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/2/10, Beit Shaar HaKavanot