Be ever in the consciousness that you are but the shadow of God, His image. Then, no harm can hamper you. God walks along the royal road of Truth; the shadow, holding on to Him, by the feet, falls on hollow and hill, fire and water, dirt and dust. So, if you hold on to the feet of the Lord, you can be as unaffected as the shadow, by the ups and downs of life.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)