We should always strive for perfection! A person develops only because he constantly walks the right line, which is expressed by happiness. We should always picture the good states: the states of development, ascent, high spirits, awe, the Creator’s greatness, and the importance of the goal.
This is what all our work and concern should be aimed at so we do not allow the ego to bring us to despair. This is very important.
Sometimes it may seem that we drown in self-criticism and seriously and painfully delve into ourselves. These may be considered signs of a great man working on himself. Yet it isn’t working on yourself, but rather following your egoism.
Being serious doesn’t mean to walk around with a sad face, but to be in great tension, to constantly keep the feeling of the greatness of the goal. You should raise yourself to the image of the desired goal as you imagine it. This should keep you in constant yearning and awe to reach the state of bestowal upon the Creator, to please Him as a loved one.
It says: “You shall have no other gods.” Can you imagine a situation in which only the Creator is in front of you as your constant goal? If so, you should develop your attitude towards Him and understand how, under what conditions, and in which case can you bestow upon Him? It is only when you are together with the friends yearning to be with them. That is, we have a common desire, one direction, in which everyone connects and is drawn to Him in order to make Him happy. After all, there is nothing else we can give Him!
To imagine this situation and to live with this yearning is the initial state from which a person begins the right movement towards the goal. This is called the right line.
When the left light appears opposite to this, we will understand that it was given to us so that we will raise the right line even higher until we attain actual bestowal. We can reach it only if the left line grows, and we advance above it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/1/2011, Writings of Rabash