Practice in a straightforward way. There is no need to live in fantasy and 'pretend' to be anything other than what you are. Be honest and open with yourself - if you are a good person, recognize that goodness and build upon it. If you are a deluded person, recognize that delusion and begin to disentangle yourself from it, be rid of it. It is essential that your practice be pure, straightforward and honest. Train yourself, your mind, with the meditation techniques you have received, and don't twist the techniques to protect your delusion.
Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche