In The Thought of Creation, Rav Yehuda Ashlag describes the process of the original Creation, which is highly relevant today because life is a continuous replication of the original Creation. With this wisdom we can take personal responsibility in handling our affairs, create positive events, and ultimately design a better future. The original thought of the Creator was to give humanity endless life full of joy and happiness, so He formed a perfect universe, free of chaos, pain and suffering. He also wanted to give us the greatest gift of all—free will, something neither animals nor angels possess. In order to exercise free will and the blessings of sharing, independence, and the ability to create, He allowed us to leave his perfect world. This resulted in a temporary flawed physical universe in which we can work to bring it into perfection. Each of us has a responsibility to help recreate this world, says Rav Ashlag, and by using the tools of Kabbalah and the Zohar we can bring it to perfection with peace, love, joy and fulfillment resounding in every corner of the universe.