Answer: The difference is great. If I want to get closer to the Creator, to comprehend Him, to reveal the secret of my life—in what form I existed before birth and in what form I will exist after I part with the bodily shell—then of course, the Creator interests me. This is the source of my existence in all metamorphoses.
Therefore, I am interested to get to know Him, to acquire His qualities, to see myself in all worlds, in all states. It allows me to exist. Currently, I do not exist. The Book of Zohar calls our existence a dream far from reality.
So I wish not to remain in this state. I want to really understand where I am, that I can change and see the true world and not the world as it now seems to me.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 10/14/18