We should yearn for unity and constantly “hit” on this unity point until we reveal and attain what we want; until for the first time we’ll feel the spiritual world that is revealed in unity, according to the law of equivalence of form. Time after time we clarify things and discover new details and new manners on the way. Many phenomena are discovered as a result of the pressure and so we need to press to a certain extent. Then the Light that is inside will be revealed to us.
Question: What is this pressure?
Answer: Pressure is searching. As it says, “On my bed at nights I searched for my beloved.” I lie in the dark, which means that all the parts of my spiritual Partzuf are on one level, and I am without the Light, without an understanding, but I am searching for: Who is sending me these states? What for? What does he want from me? How can I contact Him? And then He is revealed.
Question: But where is the pressure here? The search seems like a pleasant adventure….
Answer: It isn’t good if we don’t feel pressure. Our mutual guarantee should provide us all with it. We need an internal pressure, an inevitable question that doesn’t let go: “Will we succeed in attaining the goal or not?”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/31/12, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”