We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.
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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
the self does not stop at the skin nor even with the circle of human relationships but is interwoven with the lives of trees and animals and soil; that caring for the deepest needs of persons and caring for our threatened planet are not in conflict.” –Mary Catherine Bateson
First peoples see existence as a living blend of spirits, nature and people. All are one, inseparable and interdependent — a holistic vision shared with mystics throughout the ages. The word for religion does not exist in many cultures, as it is so closely integrated into life itself. For many indigenous peoples spirits permeate matter — they animate it. This led the early anthropologists to refer to such beliefs as “animist.” Burger
People say to me so often, ‘Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful,’ and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside.
Imagine connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation at any time. Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone’s need to be equally valued. Imagine creating organizations and life-serving systems responsive to our needs and the needs of our environment.
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into
A miracle is nothing more or less than this: Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his or her true identity, of his or her oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him or her.
A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible. ~Welsh Proverb
All things are linked with one another, and this oneness is sacred; there is nothing that is not interconnected with everything else. For things are interdependent, and they combine to form this universal order…
All are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~Rabindranath Tagore
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran