Do not look at your own form, be it beautiful or ugly;
look at the true object of your love, and the goal of your search. Do not look at your own state, which is feeble and vile; look at the true object of your hopes and aspirations.
In whatever state you are, seek God. Seek God as if your lips were dry and you were seeking water. Dry lips are a sign that you will eventually reach a spring. Dry lips are a message from the water: ‘If you keep searching, you will find me.’
To seek is a blessed activity; it destroys the obstacles on the path to God. If you seek, you will find.