The following quote is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron'.
THE DHARMA SHOULD BE TAKEN TO HEART
* dharma....the teaching of the Buddha
"The dharma should really be taken to heart, not just used as a way to get cozy and secure
or to continue your habitual pattern of self-denigration or your habitual pattern
of striving for perfection.
Initially you may find that you use the dharma as you've always used everything else,
but then, because it's the dharma, it might occur to you that you're using it
to denigrate yourself or to become a perfectionist----
'Oh my goodness! I'm using this to make the world into love and light
or to make it a resentful, harsh place.' "