When thinking about your divine essence and the ways you do or don't manifest it in your life, don't take yourself too seriously. Keep a sense of humor. Laughter is sacred. According to the famous Hindu teacher Ramana Maharshi, when we go over to "the other side" and look back at our dramas and melodramas, we will laugh and laugh. So why not laugh right now? Whatever your sense of failure or inadequacy, remind yourself that you are the beloved of the Beloved. Tell yourself, and repeat as necessary, "All is perfectly well."

Jamal Rahman in Out of Darkness Into Light by Jamal Rahman, Katheen Schmitt Elias, Ann Holmes Redding