"In its every aspect the human is a participatory reality. We are members of the great universe community. We participate in its life. We are nourished, instructed, and healed by this community. In and through this community we enter into communion with that numinous mystery on which all things depend for their existence and activity. If this is true for the universe entire, it is also true in our relations with the earth."
Thomas Berry, The Cosmology of Religions, p. 1 (via synymphonia)