Appoint judges and officers in all your cities. (Deuteronomy 16:18)

Her husband is known in the gates. (Proverbs 31:23)

The Zohar explains:

You are a city.

You are the master of four gates that enter your city: the Gate of Vision, the Gate of Listening, the Gate of Imagining and the Gate of Speaking.

The husband is the Infinite G‑d, and although He is infinite, He can be known to each of us if we will only clear the gateways for Him to enter.

That is why all the world competes to storm those gates. They want you to see the ugliness they see, hear the cacophony they hear, imagine the nonsense they imagine and speak without end.

They want to be the voting citizens of your city.

And then, you will desire all they desire. You will know only whatever they wish to know. No room will be left in your city for anything but them.

That is why you must remain the master of those gates, so that wisdom will flow through them. Endless wisdom.

Maamar Shoftim 5729.