Question: What does it mean to work above reason?
Answer: Work above reason means bestowal. That is, I want to take the form of a giver, like the Creator, to become a loving person, to leave my ego and make use of myself for the good of my neighbor, to unite with others in order to exit myself. It means that I appreciate bestowal more than my own qualities of reception.
First of all, I want to break free from the power of my selfish desires and to rise above it. It means escaping from “Egyptian slavery” and reaching the quality of Bina above Malchut. When I become free and rise above my ego, which can no longer grab my legs and drag me back, now I even can begin working with this desire within it.
The stages of embryo (Ibur) and feeding (Yenika) is a rise above my desire to enjoy, but the stage of adulthood is working within this desire. Work on the desire to enjoy is in fear, in bestowing in order to bestow (Hafetz Hesed), in the properties of Bina, by becoming included into the Creator, staying in His shadow like a baby clinging to his mother and fully entrusting himself to her and thus receiving the power to rise above his ego.
Then, when the child grows up, he can get in touch with his egoism and begin working with it. This is called a return to love.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/4/12, Writings of Rabash