The path may be sunlit by opportunities or dreary with trials,
but remember to try your utmost, and then try again and again
after you think that you have done your best and can do no more.
After making such an effort, then, out of the gloom of mysteries,
the all-illuminating Light of the Divine Guidance will emblazon your path.
As you are hoping to return home after the trials of many incarnations,
God is impatiently, with a greater burning desire,
hoping that you will, of your own Heaven-awarded free-will,
soon direct your joyously-willing, truant footsteps
to march toward the sanctuary of complete inner fulfillment,
there to rest in the homestead of Infinity.
by Paramhansa Yogananda
From Inner Culture Magazine, January 1935