Para-Gram by Parmahansa Yogananda
Hope is the eternal light held aloft by the soul as man travels the pathway of incarnations to reach God. Never relinquish hope; for you would then have to wait miserably in darkness, unable to resume your journey toward the Divine until you can choose to raise once again the searchlight of hope. Through meditation you can permanently avoid the state of hopelessness. Seek happiness more and more in your mind and less and less in material things. Bring the living God of unalloyed joy to the altar of your heart, and worship Him there with the incense of love. Realize that you and He are one.