Answer: The desire is developed by the Light that Reforms. If we wait for it, it will be in its time. If you want it to happen sooner, you should draw the Light unto the desire.
Question: But what if a person hears the message but doesn’t have the inner urge to fulfill it yet? What can he do?
Answer: He should still incorporate into the society and then the desire will come. The society will affect him by the Light and he will want to act.
Problems in the corporeal world are also solved in a similar manner, depending on which society the person is in. One way or another, the environment draws the Light, whether it is in a good direction or not. A person doesn’t wake up by himself and doesn’t lift a finger without the Light. So the question is which environment, which society, is he in, which means what kind of Light shines on him.
If we want to advance by the path of I shall hasten it and not by the path of in its time, we have no choice but to spur on and to summon the Light, then the desire will change and we will finally want to unite.
This is our mission and we should not grieve, brag, or hope for a miracle; we need to yearn and be drawn to the Light, nothing else.
If a person intends to overcome all the obstacles by his own powers, it is worse than stupidity. A person has to overcome himself in order to draw the Light, but not directly: I work in a group, in the right environment, carrying out different ancillary actions, and by this indirect maneuver, I feel the desire and with it I am drawn to the Light once again, and then it comes to me again.
It’s necessary to perform these cycles several times; after all, we cannot do anything by ourselves.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/23/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam