Before your soul descended to this world it burned with a passionate flame of love to merge within the divine, infinite light of G‑d.

Then it entered a body, a creature of sinews and bones. So that here it would learn the ultimate meaning of love.

The body will be your wick. The mitzvahs you do, the Torah you learn, they will be your fuel. A teacher will appear to reignite your flame.

And here you will learn that even a creature of meat and bones can yearn for the infinite light. Because, in truth, there is nothing outside that light.

Maamar Behalotecha 5729