The difference between spirituality and corporeality is that in spirituality the intention is first and foremost and the action is only meant to implement the intention. Without an intention there is no action. Even an intention by itself is an action.
So every word we read in The Book of Zohar should be with an intention throughout the text. We should only think about the intention and be in it, while the text “flows” downwards, as if we are swimming in a river and need to constantly control and manage ourselves: How and in what direction are we swimming?
Without an intention we immediately lose the action. So, the intention should be above and the action below both in the way we see it and in priority.
We must constantly think about the intention: What do I want from it, how do I aim the forces that are evoked while reading The Zohar together with the friends, and what do I want as a result of their influence?
If we don’t focus their influence on us, there is no result.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/28/11, The Zohar