Answer: You won’t succeed in that because you need to connect and demand that the Creator be among you to teach you, to reinforce you, and fulfill your desires. Or do you want to reach something by yourself? Everything is attained only by the power of prayer.
Question: That’s exactly it; we fail to unite and to turn to the Creator with the demand. This is where we fail time after time, and then we are pushed from behind. How can we hasten the process? How can I oblige myself and the friends?
Answer: It is about the internal work. We should still speak about it a bit although it is all internal. It is written: “And the children of Israel sighed because of the work.” It can’t be without it. You should despair of your own powers and only then, unite and cry out for help.
Baal HaSulam wrote about this in letter 57: “And also whoever didn’t receive the Creator’s love, everything that he worked for on purifying his soul the previous day, seems to be totally burnt the following day. And every day and every moment one should start anew, as if he did nothing his whole life. And then “and the children of Israel sighed because of the work.” Because they saw that they are forever incapable of seeing the fruit of their own work. And so their sigh and their payer were whole, and so ” they cried out” etc., because the Creator hears the prayer and He only waits for a whole payer.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/23/12, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”