Question: When an artist paints a painting or when a scientist works on a problem, they don’t relate to the problem or the task they are facing as something bad. Why do we relate to problems we encounter in a negative way?
Answer: This only indicates how miserable a person is when he cannot ascend above himself and start to look at the world and at himself from the perspective of the Creator who leads him to eternity and perfection through all the states he undergoes.
So, the most important thing is to break away from our present selves and adhere to the Creator, to be His partners in His actions, and then to enjoy everything that happens, just like the Creator. Then you will not feel even a moment of suffering because you will begin to feel that all these moments lead you to attainment, to true happiness.
Question: Do all unpleasant states of a certain attribute seem like parts of one problem?
Answer: Of course. And we must grow up in order to understand this. A small child, for example, feels only one state, like sweetness or warmth, but we understand that we also need other states in order to achieve the goal.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/20/19