Question: Every day as I advance on the path, I feel myself further and further from the goal. Does this happen all the time or will it ever change?
Answer: We need to see exactly in what we become distant and in what way we advance. If it seems to me that the distance between me and the goal is greater than yesterday, so it seems that I have scrutinized better the difference between me and the goal, the characteristics, the desires, and everything.
It could be that from the point of view of understanding and attaining the goal, I have advanced. So specifically because of this, I see that the distance to the goal is greater than I thought before. Yesterday it seemed to me that the goal was closer because I was like a little child who naively thought that it was possible to attain it easily. But today I see that it is not so easy at all and that it is impossible to overcome in one leap.
It could be that the goal seems more distant to me, but I have changed my relationship towards it, and actually its being so far away helps me. So it is easier for me to understand that it is up to me not to search for how to reach it but how to reach a state of absolute bestowal, Hafetz Hesed (delighting in mercy). After all, the intention is not to grab or to capture the goal; rather, it is to acquire a completely different characteristic so that all of these distances will have no meaning.
I merit a characteristic with whose help I can be everywhere simultaneously, for this is the characteristic of bestowal, there is no Tzimtzum (restriction) on it and no distance. So when I see myself now more distant from the goal, this helps in making it possible for me to change the goal itself and understand what I must attain.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/20/14, The Zohar