The human being is a composite of body and soul. Consequently, all our affairs and activities likewise contain elements of both body and soul—the material and the spiritual.

One's mundane and routine activities are generally motivated by material and physical gain. Yet the "soul" within all these mundane affairs calls out for recognition—for the infusion of these ordinary affairs with an awareness of greater objectives and a higher purpose. The giving of charity, and the support of Torah education for Jewish children—these are the spiritual incentives that ought to motivate one in his daily activities.

Each one of us is a microcosm of all Creation. The achievement of harmony between one's soul and one's material life, is the achievement of harmony between the heaven and earth.