Question: How can the correction that I receive from The Book of Zohar be measured? We have been reading The Book of Zohar for two years now, but I find that I am attracted to the same desires and pleasures.
Answer: Until it is not filled with the necessary measure of effort, it will seem that it’s the same each time, as if you enter the King’s treasury and even if you take away something from there, it is spilled and you have nothing left.
There is nothing left but sorrow until it all accumulates to great sorrow, and by that you raise an increasingly greater prayer, MAN, until it reaches the right request with the right intensity and then everything is revealed: You receive everything you have collected for these two years, and even more than that, in all your small sorties, all at once.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/18/12, The Zohar