Question: If we compare our efforts with a race that is one hundred miles long, we won’t see any traces of our getting to the end of the road until we reach the finish line. Why?
Answer: It is said: “There is no shortage in spirituality.” As an example, let’s use the wave-particle duality theory of this world. There exist types of energy levels, for example: In order to generate a laser beam the energy has to be raised to a certain level and then the process immediately takes on the “explosive” character.
Everything has a preset measurement. This fact derives from the four phases of the Direct Light. Nothing can be measured with great precision if the measurements are in a hundred percent linear mode. In fact, we always are measuring the gap between certain values, thus creating a discrete, intermittent “digital” picture of the world.
That’s why during the “race,” we observe “sudden” leaps from one checkpoint to another instead of viewing smooth, gradual changes. This is how we are constructed: Our perception in both this world and in spirituality bears a “step-by-step” character.
While exploring nature, we come to understand that it is way beyond us. So, there is no need “to place claims” to the universe? It won’t help. On the contrary, we have to study its laws and use them.
Today, you are indignant only because the Creator plays games with you. He deliberately gives you valid reasons to get upset with Him so that eventually we will understand that we are still little babies.
Question: And yet, it is said that “many pennies accumulate to a great sum.” At least show this to me…
Answer: If you saw how pennies accumulate in a piggy bank, then you would become more patient and wouldn’t rush ahead since you would know that your days do not pass in vain. This is bad for you.
On the contrary, when you feel that your time disappears through your fingers and that you see no results ahead, that is the salvation, the gift, without which you would not aspire forward.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/27/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam