We always increasingly restrict our path in order for it to become more focused and sharp, turning into a very narrow line leading to the Creator. Then we perform only those actions that follow one after another and lead us to the goal. On this thin line begins the ladder of the degrees, the love of friends, and the love for the Creator.
How do we get to this place where this thin line begins? It is very simple. “The place” is the desire. Restrict your desire to one intention, to one goal, and you will find yourself on this thin line. The main thing is to act through the group for the sake of bestowing to the Creator, who is in the center of the group, and you will certainly walk on this line.1
We cannot understand our heart because it is clad in multi-layered armor. The Creator is inside the heart, but we do not feel that; we feel only superficial desires. It is an unimaginable sensation when the Creator is revealed in the heart of a person and becomes one with his heart. This is the end of correction.
So far, we are very far from this state. We must scrub our heart, peeling all the layers from it in order to reveal the true, living heart. Now it has a stony armor and therefore is called “the stony heart.”2
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/23/19, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Matan Torah [The
Giving of the Torah],” Item 14
1 Minute 22:45
2 Minute 27:44