Seek neither this world nor the Hereafter.
Seek the Lord of the Worlds and the Hereafter.
The world is a bridge. There's no need to over-decorate a bridge because we will cross to the end and leave it behind anyway. The Hereafter is like candy to those who seek a handful of rewards.
The shaykh says, in other words, [in my own silly interpretation] be close to the candy-maker. I think it makes sense. If we are close to a candy-maker, he could spin up a cotton candy anytime. But cotton candy is like a shell, we are supposed to be near to the kernel - the sugar - the Source.
The Shaykh also say: we must give attention and interest to those who love us for our sake and not for their sake.