Dear God,
let me feel close to You.
Grant me satisfaction with my life.
Let me rejoice in that closeness,
and let me turn that satisfaction
into a sense of self-worth --
not one based in arrogance
or in feelings of self-importance,
but a humble self-esteem
rooted in holiness.
(Likutey Moharan 1:22)

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in The Gentle Weapon by Moshe Mykoff, editor