“Physically and spiritually, we all are woven into the living processes of the Earth. We take part in – as science now tells us – a planet-sized living system. Our breathing, our acting, our thinking arise in interaction with our shared world. Our own hearts constantly beat out the cosmic rhythm within us. We cannot escape our involvement any more than we can escape breathing the air that has traveled from plants thousands of miles away.
The mountains, I become part of it…
The herbs, the fir tree, I become a part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,
I become a part of it.”
Earth Prayers From Around the World; Edited by Elizabeth Robert and Elias Amidon