Just came across this lovely quote from Paramahansa Yogananda while listening to an audiobook of some of her selected works:
“Most of the world is like a mental hospital: some people are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace. By the practice of meditation, you’ll find that you carry within your home a portable paradise. Do not take life’s experiences too seriously, for in reality, they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role. Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield, so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life."