"The inner nature or essence of each thing or sentient being is united to every other in God and through God. The Divine essence is immanently present in each being and in the laws of the universe. In every atom, electron, star, galaxy, and creature – in the cosmos as a whole – the Divine reality is the immanent ground and transcendent destiny of all beings."
The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
"At one with the physical world around them, they (Native Americans) perceived the interconnectedness of all things, the circular nature of the universe, and the rightness of both birth and death in the overall scheme of creation."
Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic
(Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)
"The body shows that every individual function exists for the whole….The members of the body are inescapably dependent on each other; what they do for each other gives meaning to their individuality."
The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians
"It is all intelligently ordered like one great household for the good of the whole, each member having his place, small or large, in the vast design." Introduction
On Man In The Universe
(Aristotle, edited w/ intro by Louise Ropes Loomis)
"Now this is unified and one and common to the whole divinity, that the entire wholeness is participated in by each of those who participate in it; none participates in only a part. It is rather like the case of a circle. The center point of the circle is shared by the surrounding radii. Or take the example of a seal. There are numerous impressions of the seal and these all have a share in the original prototype; it is the same whole seal in each of the impressions and none participates in only a part."
Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works
(John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)
"The most important of the fundamental instincts [is] the religious instinct for wholeness."
"Our unity with the world-being is the consciousness of a Self which at one and the same time cosmicises in the world and individualizes through the individual, and both in that world-being and in this individual being and in all individual beings it is aware of the same Self manifesting and experiencing its various manifestations."
A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought
(Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)
"Support for the concept of interrelatedness is emerging from all sides. This idea, strange and foreign a hundred years ago, is becoming more and more important in modern thought."
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"Perfect consciousness is perfect realization of the nature and relationship of parts to the fundamental unity in which they exist."
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)
"Health is harmony with the world view. Health is an intuitive perception of the universe and all its inhabitants as being of one fabric." Jeanne Achterberg, 'The Shaman: Master Healer in the Imaginary Realm'
Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality
(Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)
"Plato's cardinal idea was that there existed a permanent principle of unity beneath the forms, changes, and other phenomena of the universe."
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"Nothing is inconsequential. Each grain of sand holds amazing secrets. Each event contains mysterious messages. Every encounter with another being is a point of contact upon which the universe pivots. When we enter into this frame of mind, reality as we see it becomes a vast opportunity to experience the interconnectedness of all creation. From this perspective, we come to the realization that every piece is integral in the unfolding of creation, including us."
God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
(Rabbi David A. Cooper)