‘One of the great secrets of contentment
is the refusal to take ourselves seriously.
To laugh at ourselves, to stand aside,
and in imagination,
watch ourselves go by.’

Gilbert Hay

Well, I dream’d
That stone by stone I rear’d a sacred fane,
A temple, neither Pagod, Mosque, nor Church,
But loftier, simpler, always open-door’d
To every breath from heaven, and Truth and Peace
And Love and Justice came and dwelt therein;

-Akbar’s Dream