Question: How can I “clean” myself from all the worries in my private life and only focus on the internal work towards the center of the group?
Answer: This is a question of a person who separates his private life, meaning his job, home, and family, from the group, which means separating corporeality from spirituality.
On the whole, we are in our desire to receive in which we feel all of reality. This desire is divided into many kinds, into four phases, in which we feel all of reality divided into the levels of the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and speaking. We live only in the desire, and we feel whatever is evoked in it; “it looks like this is my life and my world.” We can’t feel anything but this desire, nor think or understand anything else. Everything takes place in it.
If I understand that and stabilize myself this way, my whole life becomes one endless workshop and not just the hour a week when I come to a special discussion. In the workshop, I make an effort to attain a truer reality with the help of the right environment in which I will feel the source and the root of reality, the upper force, the Creator.
Here everything depends on how strongly I can connect with the right environment. In the workshop it’s easier to do that because I see all the friends in front of me. But I can also imagine myself in this situation all the time. If I perform this work all week long, I will eventually feel that there is still a difference when we gather in order to connect. I will see that the connection that I felt all week long, which was created in the workshop, is different in quality, in the level of unity.
Therefore, I should constantly see myself inside the desire to receive, which depicts reality in the form of this world for me, and through this reality, I should look for its source that is attained through the center of the group.|
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/24/12, “Talk About the Workshop”