The Feminine principle….is…identified with the Divine Presence (Shekhinah), the essence of God that pervades all creation. It is this Essence that is the true beauty of all things. Thus, whenever one contemplates any beauty, s/he must realise that this is the Divine Essence, and can thus make use of it to begin the ascent on the Ladder.
—Nehunia ben Hakanah (trans.AryehKaplan)
The most direct means for attaching ourselves to God from this material world is through music and song.
—-Rebbe Nachman of Breslov