Torah, Exodus 23:28 – 23:30: And I will send the tzir’ah before you, and it will drive out the Hivvites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you. I will not drive them away from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field outnumber you. I will drive them out from before you little by little, until you have increased and can occupy the land.
There are countless qualities and desires in a person. Gradually correcting them, one must replace them with the qualities of the Creator: substituting the egoistic use for oneself with altruistic use, and the hatred for others with love.
It is written: “I will not drive them away from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate.” The land is desire. How can we work with them? The fact is that we are arranged according to the four-step internal principle and therefore, we correct ourselves gradually from the lighter to the coarser egoistic layers.
This is an individual process typical for a person who wants to achieve the goal. Yet, for people who do not understand and do not realize their egoistic nature, such actions must be performed over them as over small children.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/1/13