I should feel sorrow that I cannot give the Creator the place to reveal Himself to the created beings and give them pleasure. As much as I consider the upper force more important than myself, my egoism, and care about it more than about myself, this determines the measure of my sorrow that I do not do my work.
I must feel that I am a representative of all the created beings, and so do each of us. After all, everyone has a special connection with the Creator from his unique root of the soul in which no one can replace him. Therefore, I must think about how I can bring contentment to the Creator, how I can connect the Creator with all the created beings through myself, first with the ten, and after the ten with the entire common soul, with the Shechina, so that the Creator will reveal Himself in all the souls and enjoy.
This is the work of each person, which no one can do for him. If he is sorry for the suffering he is causing the Shechina, then he can share its joy later.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/5/21, “Chasing the Shechina“