At each step, before each correction, we must first of all feel our deficiency. We all emanate from the sin of Adam HaRishon, from the shattering. As if we were driving a car and it suddenly fell to pieces; the wheels and steering wheel fall off, the engine breaks down. Not only do they break down, it fell apart into pieces. Instead of a car, you end up with a heap of rubble.
And now we need to check every piece and find out how to assemble them back together. So, we check every part with the intention to bestow, that is, whether it is ready to connect with other parts to become an operating car again. From the parts that are ready for it, we begin to assemble the car, checking what fits and what does not, and how it can all be assembled. This is our practical work.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/9/21, Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati #54 “The Purpose of the Work-1”