You can still yearn
What the Rav said:
A person needs to always know, whether he’s learning or he’s not learning, there’s no difference. Right now, he needs to have a heart which is yearning for Hashem Yitbarach. A heart which is burning for Hashem Hitbarach.
A person needs to thirst for Hashem. A person should go all day long with a thirst for Hashem.
Yearning for Hashem. Longing for Hashem.
Whether a person is unlearned, or hasn’t got a book with him, or he’s in the middle of the desert, or on the train, he hasn’t got a book. Or, he’s in prison, G-d forbid.
You can still yearn for Hashem. You can still burn for Hashem.
Sometimes, I can’t learn. There’s too much going on, or I just don’t have the head for it.
Sometimes, I can read some Tikkun Haklali’s or do some hitbodedut.
But, sometimes, I can’t even do that. I’m too exhausted, mentally, emotionally, to really do
The Rav is telling us, fine. You can’t do anything right now, but you know what?
You can still yearn for Hashem!