This mystical perspective is neither nihilistic nor anarchic. Matter is not destroyed or negated. It is enlivened and revitalized. By becoming aware that energy animates material existence, you increase the flow from the source to its manifestation. As Dov Baer explained, "When you gaze at an object, you bring blessing to it. By contemplating that object, you realize that it is really absolutely nothing without divinity permeating it. Through this contemplation, you draw greater vitality to that object from the divine source of life, since you bind that thing to absolute ayin, from which all beings have been hewn. On the other hand, if you look at that object and make it into a separate thing, by that very look, the thing is cut off from its divine root and vitality."