The Talmud, in discussing the portion Behar, says that King David says, "When I wake up in the morning, I have a desire to go to different places and do different things, and my feet drag me to study, drag me to do the spiritual work." What does this mean?
Our souls, for most of us, want to leave the body. Why? Because the body is the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone, whereas the soul is the totality of the Light of the Creator, the Desire to Share. As such, there are not two more opposite forces in this world than the body and soul. The soul literally, every second, wants to jump out of the body.
Therefore, King David knew that the only way he could make sure he could do everything he needed to do in his life was to create a proper environment whereby the soul desires to stay within the body. So because King David, with his consciousness and spiritual work, was able to create,... read more