All our work is to discover the real, fixed, existing, eternal, whole, state that we are in. We have to evoke our feelings and thoughts so that we will feel it instead of the world we are feeling now. We have to open our hearts and minds without making a move but only awakening more each time until we reach adhesion with the Creator.
If this is how we imagine this state, then we clearly understand that everything that happens to us signals the places we have to pay special attention to. It is in those places that we have to clarify our feelings, thoughts, intentions, and attitude towards our attributes in order to develop them more in a sequence and to be worthy of the revelation of the state in which we are in constant adhesion with the Creator.
So there is nowhere to run. We must return to the same internal point that starts from the point in the heart each time and make sure that it develops constantly. There is nothing else we can discover in all of reality except for the one force that is in us that supports us and takes care of us all the time.
If a person stops himself this way, by seeing only one right direction for his development that leads to the revelation of the upper force that is in the point in the heart, and does not leave this direction, and intentionally stops and restricts all the other ways that seemingly allow him to develop, see, check and feel, by strongly closing them, it means that he is aiming his powers on attaining the goal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam