Sometimes a person can only raise himself from his lowly state by writing down what is in his heart. With that, he rectifies the internal blemishes that were brought about his physical inclinations.
“Then I said: Behold, I come with the scroll of a book that is written on my behalf; My God, I desire to do Your will, and Your Torah is within my innermost being” (Psalms 40:8-9).
Shmoneh Kevatzim 6:34
Yaacov David Shulman