When I lived in Paris, My teacher Philippe Gaulier would say: When you feel embarrassed, it means your clown is near. Clowns are powerful agents of change. Clowns put us in touch with our humility, our humanity. Clowns allow us to see the divine imperfection within ourselves and each other. Here is an embarrassing story about me that reveals the kind of clown I am. Trying to be perfect can lead to burn out. Laughing at ourselves is a path to transcendence.