"To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all our attainments." Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish theologian
"In each of us is a seed of understanding. That seed is God." Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist author and activist
"Your encounters with others reveal your connection with the Oneness."
"Let Spirit flow through you in little acts of kindness, brief words of encouragement, and manifold expressions of courtesy. These deeds will add to the planet's fund of good will."
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." Mother Teresa
"The Great Spirit is the life that is in all things – all creatures and plants and even rocks and the minerals. All things – and I mean all things – have their own will and their own way and their own purpose." Rolling Thunder, Native American elder
"Take good care of the best that is within you. Self-exploration and personal growth continue throughout our lifetimes and equip us to tend to the needs of others."
"Accept that you are a child of God. Sing your own song with gusto. Fulfill your mission as a copartner with the Holy One in the unfolding drama of the universe."
"The world is alive and moving toward you with rare epiphanies and wonderful surprises. Remember you are standing on holy ground."
"If I deny the oneness of man, I deny the oneness of God. Therefore I affirm both. Without a belief in human unity, I am hungry and incomplete." Norman Cousins, American editor
"Fall in love over and over again every day. Love your family, your neighbors, your enemies and yourself. And don't stop with humans. Love animals, plants, stones, even the galaxies."
"All the inhabitants of the world – the trees, flowers, fields, streams, hills, rocks, dolphins, bears, birds, and babies – are our relations, as Native Americans express it."
"The universe is a great system of vibrations we draw to us by our feelings: fear draws fear, love draws love." Lynne Sharon Schwartz, novelist, 'Fatigue Artist'
"The real world…is not a world of isolate things, but of processes in concert." William Bryant Logan, 'Dirt'
"The interrelationship of all of Creation is sensitive in a way we are just beginning to understand." Madeleine L'Engle, 'A Stone for a Pillow'
"Accept the mystery of being loved by the Divine Magnet."
"It is very significant indeed that physics now sees the whole universe as a web of dynamic interrelationships. When we come to the human person, our lives are also a network of interrelationships." Bede Griffiths
"To pray is to move to the center of all life and all love. The closer I come to the hub of life, the closer I come to all that receives its strength and energy from there….What does the hub represent? I think of it as my own heart, the heart of God, and the heart of the world. When I pray, I enter into the depth of my own heart and find there the heart of God, who speaks to me of love. And I recognize, right there, the place where all of my sisters and brothers are in communion with one another." Henri J. M. Nouwen, Catholic author, 'Here and Now'
"Anything can become a disclosure of grace. We experience intimations of the divine in a lover's embrace, a rainbow, a baby's smile, a bird's flight overhead, a friend's forgiveness, a dolphin's leap, or the selfless service of a volunteer."
"Looking deeply at any one thing, we see the whole cosmos. The one is made of the many."
"What are things? They are God's love become things. God communicates with us by way of all things. They are messages of love." Ernesto Cardenal, 'Abide in Love'
"The moving finger of God in human history points ever in the same direction. There must be community." Howard Thurman
"Life is a sacred adventure. Every day we encounter signs that point to the active presence of Spirit in the world around us."
"God is creating the entire universe, fully and totally in the present now." Meister Eckhart, 13th century mystic
"We obviously have close ties to partners, family, and friends, but we are also part of layers and layers of communities."