Answer: A Kabbalist is in contact with the upper force every minute, although he eats, drinks, works, loves, hates, and does everything necessary. And all this he does while in contact with the upper force.
I often give the example of a woman who is at work while her child is sick at home. She constantly thinks about him, but at the same time carries on with her work. We Kabbalists are the same, we perform our work in the world, and at the same time are in contact with the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 10/7/18