Question: The great Kabbalist the Ari wrote that there are five kinds of desires. Two categories are my inner desires. They are close to me, so I care about them. And there are three more categories of desires that are outside of me that include people I cannot take care of because I feel them as strangers.
When I apply the method of Kabbalah, will I feel their desires much closer than I feel my own today?
Answer: Yes. As much as your mortal, temporary body is now dear to you, to that extent you will feel that they are your eternal, perfect soul, and you will invest in them more than supposedly in yourself.
Comment: It is hard to believe that this is possible.
My Response: It is possible. You just need to see the correct connection.
The Creator does not require anything that you are not able to do. But He invites you to change your point of view so that you determine that what exists outside of you is more important than you yourself today.
Question: Where is the Creator here?
Answer: The Creator is a common force of nature that created everything, divided everything into two parts and sets the condition: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is the minimum, but in fact, you must love your neighbor more than yourself. And then you will take care of your soul, of your eternal state, eternal potential, and not of yourself as an animal, temporary and flawed. Thus, you will come to a completely different sense of the world.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 1/28/19