My Lord Supreme,
  When I look at the world from Your point of view, I see it as a perfection-plant of slow, steady and convincing growth. But when I look at the world from my point of view, I know that the perfection-plant is long dead, and it can be found only in the land of nowhere.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Prayer-Plants - , Agni Press, 1982
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/pp-30