It might be surprising to learn that you can observe numerous commandments and pray frequently but still be unaware of what you are saying and doing.
You can live your entire life in a completely religious world without ever thinking about the essence of this world or its underlying meaning.
Such a way of life is similar to our relationship to the sun.
The sun illuminates everything, and at times we may mention its brightness or heat, but we do not necessarily devote time or effort to thinking about it.
It exists, it functions, and that’s it.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “