Answer: You should try to do everything you can to improve your situation, but, at the same time, you should understand that everything depends on the upper force. This means that you should believe that everything comes from the same force and, at the same time, make efforts on your part toward correction. Thus, you and the Creator become partners and together determine your path.
Question: What should I do if I am not interested in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, but life brings along one blow after another and leads me to study?
Answer: You should be grateful for that since if it weren’t for the blows that life brings along, you wouldn’t have reached the wisdom of Kabbalah. This is a very good diagnosis of your state. There are people who study Kabbalah and hate it and the Kabbalists but feel obliged to continue studying. Later, they understand more deeply what a treasure they have been given and why the upper forces compel them to continue studying, and the study changes them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15