very human is a slave. You’re either a slave of your desires or a slave of Allāh. You either live life by your rules or the rule of Allāh.
How can the heart travel to God if it’s chained by its desires?
O’ son of Adam! Sell this World for the hereafter and you win both, sell the hereafter for this world & you lose both. – Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah