When you feel a gnawing dissatisfaction with life, don't seek to deny or avoid it. The ache is rooted in something deeper. Hold the feeling in your consciousness. Give yourself permission to be present with its energy. Embrace it with compassion and bring it into your heart. Pray to the all-merciful God for help as you go deeper with this feeling. In time, this practice will strengthen your primordial connection with God and increase your awareness that your very essence is divine.

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