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1 "Each of us is part of a large cluster, the worldwide social net, from which no one is left out. We do not know everybody on this globe, but it is guaranteed that there is a path between any two neurons in our brain, between any two companies in the world, between any two chemicals in our body. Nothing is excluded from this highly interconnected web of life." Linked: the New Science of Networks (Albert-Laszlo Barabasi)

2 "The real world…is not a world of isolate things, but of processes in concert." William Bryant Logan, 'Dirt' Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

3 "Being is holiness, harmony, immortality." Mary Baker Eddy, 'Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

4 "Our unconscious is attuned to our surroundings – to our group, to society in general, and beyond these, to the space-time continuum and the whole of nature." Marie Louise vonFranz Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung)

5 "The Dharma-body (the Absolute) of all the Buddhas enters into my own being. And my own being is found in union with theirs." Yung-chia Ta-shih The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

6 "We simply never know just how far a single act of loving consideration will travel, or the ripple effects it might have on those we have never met." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

7 "The flow of life is the harmonious interaction of all the elements and forces that structure the field of existence." The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (Deepak Chopra)

8 "What difference can it make to the world if you are a better salesperson, or plumber, or office worker, or car salesman? What can one person do? That is precisely where first of all you must begin to exert yourselves. There, on your jobs and in your associations, are the places where you intersect with the world. Your impulses directly affect the world in those relationships." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

9 "So far as I can grasp the nature of the collective unconscious, it seems to me like an omnipresent continuum, an unextended Everywhere. That is to say, when something happens here at point A which touches upon or affects the collective unconscious, it has happened everywhere." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1906-1950 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

10 "Whatever is progressive and valid in discoveries or awakenings of consciousness is communicated contagiously and profits the whole human family." The Vision of the Past (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

11 "Our individual souls hum actively within a kind of global soul comprising all life on the planet." Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

12 "All the varying aspects of the life of God are interdependent and not one proceeds onward into fuller realisation without benefiting the entire group." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

13 "Minds cannot be separate." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

14 "We are copartners with God-ing in the cosmic process, and each person has the full freedom of choice to change the universe. Nothing we do, say, or think is inconsequential; every action affects not only this reality but also other realities, and all of creation is interconnected." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

15 "We cannot structure our lives solely by the wishes and hopes of our rational understanding. We are cells and partial functions of that universal mind substance. We are mind interracting with Mind, cells interacting with and dependent on organism." The Alchemy of Healing (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

16 "Light and energy and matter all over the universe are composed of moving interference patterns which literally bear the mark of all the other waves of light and energy and matter they've been in contact with, directly or indirectly. In other words, each part or instance of energy and matter encodes an image of the whole." Turbulent Mirror (John Briggs and F. David Peat)

17 "The actions and beliefs of one affect all." The Nature of Personal Reality (Jane Roberts)

18 "Man's total being is multidimensional and hierarchical in a fashion parallel with nature and there are connections and correspondences throughout his being that link him with resonant aspects in the macrocosm." Thomas C. Worrel, 'The Quest of the Magus, A Summary of the Western Magical Tradition' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

19 "The underlying ground of universal consciousness connects everything with everything else." The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (Deepak Chopra)

20 "We depend on the earth for our very survival, for the air we breathe and the food we eat. We depend on each other. None of us has all the gifts necessary to create the full and rich lives that our combined talents make possible." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

21 "Nothing is isolated, nothing is either small or profane, since the humblest consciousness partially includes the destinies of the Universe and cannot improve itself without improving everything around it." Letters to Two Friends: 1926-1952 (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

22 "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), American historian The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

23 "It's all the same and single thing. One ocean, one dream, 'in which all things flow and touch each other. A disturbance in one place is felt at the other end of the world,' wrote Dostoyevski." A Book of Angels (Sophy Burnham)

24 "From Gods to men, from Worlds to atoms, from a star to a rush-light, from the Sun to the vital heat of the meanest organic being – the world of Form and Existence is an immense chain, whose links are all connected." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

25 "The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite