We just need to understand that we cannot express our impressions in any other way. By saying that this is wet, this is hot, this is cold, pleasant, unpleasant, and so on, we express ourselves in this way.
In principle, we all are emotional creatures. Although it seems to us that we act with reason, in fact, it is never the case. We always feel and measure our sensations. Even when I say “five meters” or “500 thousand kilometers,” I still emotionally measure these distances. Where we have no feelings, there are no dimensions, no science, and no concepts.
We cannot act absolutely rigidly, without feelings, in a system of measurement. This is how we are arranged because our essence is the desire to enjoy. We can even measure ourselves in relation to this desire—whether we feel greater pleasure or smaller pleasure.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/22/19