Freedom means rising above my nature, above the desire for my own pleasure from everything, from my limited world. We no longer live in frameworks, as we did in the past, in which we were satisfied being “small-minded” slaves and trusting that there was someone above who cared. Today, everyone is free to do what they want, which is to be rid of pressures and responsibilities. A Kabbalist, however, works to free himself from his egoistic desire to exploit everything for his own benefit. He works to transcend his nature and see the world objectively.