Question: How does one find a balance between the corporeal desires and the desire for the Creator?
Answer: I have a point in the heart from which I observe all that is happening. First and foremost, I sense my body. I can even look at it from this point in the heart; I can observe its organs and parts. From this point in the heart I can observe my body and the systems that operate within it.
The Creator gave me this bodily sensation; it is the system closest to me. However, I do not belong to this system, I simply observe it from the inner point in the heart, where my “I” dwells.
Besides my body, I also have people that are close to me, such as family. There are also more extended influences, such as all of nature. These are all things that influence my point in the heart, the point which tries to analyze and identify itself: “Who am I?”
From the point of my “I” (Aleph-Nun-Yod), I have to go to the point of “No” (Aleph-Yod-Nun), which is above myself. On one hand I want to take over the world, destroy my enemies, and control everyone. This is what my egoistic point wants.
However, I work on nullifying myself so that I can exist from this point and begin to sense the upper force, which exists outside of me.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/7/12, Writings of Rabash