It can be difficult to remove that veil because it’s as if we’ve created a different reality, so much so that sometimes we begin to believe in the veil more than in the deep truth it conceals.
It’s not good for a person who has Godliness in her heart, to say that a particular place is not pleasing to her. For this person, place really has no relevance at all. On the contrary, she can transcend space and experience Godliness everywhere, if she looks for it.
“The main thing the Compassionate Creator wants is the heart.”—Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (LM II, 44)
The heart is the site of “fallen loves”. “Fallen loves” are one’s desires for harmful, soul-destroying things.
How did we ever fall out of love with Holy truth and fall into love with fiery and destructive (or dark and cold) passions?