You are not what you think you are. There is only God. From Him you come and to Him you return. If you see other-than-God, it is because you are looking at it through the impure prism-prison of the self (nafs). Everybody looks at life through his own goggles, and desperately tries to balance and juggle it. Your essence, your reality, is that which has no beginning and no end.
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from the book “The Sufi Way to Self-Unfoldment”