“Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” “BeLaila De Kala” (The Night of the Bride), Item 138: This is the main point of the essay, for thus far the corrections, too, were regarded as the work of our hands because we received rewards or punishments for them. However, at the great Zivug of the end of correction it will be revealed that both corrections and punishments were all the work of His hands, as it is written, “The heavens tell the work of His hands.” This is so because the great Zivug of the firmament will say that everything is the work of His hands and He alone does, is doing, and will do all the deeds.
A person has such a feeling and such thoughts that the end of correction is a fixed state that will come sometime in the future and that we can simply wait for it. He doesn’t understand that this state comes according to the corrections that a person performs. Nothing comes by itself, but only according to our work on the corrections.
We shouldn’t hope to remain the way we are and that corrections will simply arrive on their own. No, I am the one who has to try hard in order to reach correction.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/2/14, The Zohar