Make a bed for the children of other people in the place where your own children sleep.
Moroccan folk saying quoted in Wisdom of the African World edited by Reginald McKnight
Everything is integral and interacts with everything else. This means that nothing is itself without everything else. There is a commonality, an integrity, an intimacy of the universe with itself.
Thomas Berry quoted in Listening to the Land by Derrick Jensen
Steven Foster once said to me that loneliness is the teacher of giving. Aloneness teaches us how we are really connected to and interdependent with everything.
Steven Foster quoted in The Fruitful Darkness by Joan Halifax
Spiritual practice among Lakota peoples is grounded in the expression "All my relations," which proclaims that spiritual activity is not only for those immediately participating in it but for all beings everywhere.
Joan Halifax in The Fruitful Darkness
I cannot exist without in some sense taking part in you, in the child I once was, in the breeze stirring the down on my arm, in the child starving far away, in the flashing round of the spiral nebula.
Catherine Keller quoted in Lighting a Candle by Molly Young Brown
If everything is connected to everything else, then everyone is ultimately responsible for everything. We can blame nothing on anyone else. The more we comprehend our mutual interdependence, the more we fathom the implications of our most trivial acts. We find ourselves within a luminous organism of sacred responsibility.
Laurence Kushner in Invisible Lines of Connection