Here is the crux of the Kabbalah: REACTIVENESS vs RESISTANCE.
Let me use an example that applies to me and possibly you.
What do I do when I am CRITICIZED?
REACT many times! In truth most of us REACT. We get in a huff or even rage when we are criticized. Witness what happens with rage when a student in Oregon goes on a rampage killing all of those students! Another example in urban areas is road rage.
The Kabbalah says that in order to experience XTREMEJOY and PEACE we must practice RESISTANCE. In the case of criticism we must either acknowledge it or ignore it! NOT easy to do for me!
So even though the Kabbalah principles are easy following the path of RESISTANCE isn’t!
Next more about RESISTANCE!