When we come to read The Zohar we must first understand why we are reading this Book. If it is for a miraculous solution (Segula), what miracle are we looking for? A “wonderful tool” is above my mind and helps me, but I don’t exactly know how. It helps me where I cannot help myself in any way. When a person despairs of his own powers and sees that nothing can help him attain what is important in life, he arrives at a true request, to an outcry. Then The Zohar can help him.
So we should clarify over and over again what the main goal is that we want to attain by reading The Zohar. Since The Zohar is only intended for reaching that one thing and not anything else. If we clarify what we want, meaning that The Book of Zohar will change us while reading it, then it will be the true study of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/25/14, The Zohar