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LL of us,
All people, all species, all of life
We all share
One home.

Wherever we are,
We are breathing the same air;
We are part of the same music.

Everything connects with all else.
We depend on one another.
We are all One.

May this knowledge inspire us....
To listen to one another;
To see sacredness all around us
in ourselves and in each other;
in the vast cosmos through which we travel;
in this our home planet; and in all forms of life

To reach out in generosity to one another....
As companions together, bearing compassion;
Sharing greetings of peace and encouragement.

To understand all as One;
To give us the courage to love

ORN on the same planet....
covered by the same skies
gazing at the same stars
breathing the same air:

We must learn to happily progress together
or miserably perish together.

For mankind might live individually
but can only survive collectively

LTHOUGH we are many,
  we are One body:
For we all share
  One bread

    —Christian Mass/Eucharist

od is everywhere—
  in all things;
  And in nothing.
    God is in trees and seas;
      in birds and in beasts,
      in the soil under my feet;
      And in my soul.
  Why am I wandering from
    temple to temple
      looking for God?
    When I stop searching I realize
        that God is in me
      — and I am in God.

            —Kabir (1398-1518;
        weaver, mystic, philosopher)
eave this chanting and singing
  and telling of beads!
Whom dost thou worship in this
  lonely dark corner of a temple,
  with all doors shut?
    Open thine eyes and see
      thy God is not before thee!
He is there — where the tiller
    is tilling the hard ground
  and where the path-maker is
    breaking stones.

      —Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941;
            commentator, poet)
here shall I go from your spirit:
  or where shall I flee from your presence?
  If I ascend into heaven you are there:
    if I make my bed in the grave you are there also.
  If I spread my wings towards the morning:
    or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
  even there your hand shall lead me:
    and your right hand shall hold me.
  If I say 'Surely darkness will cover me:
      and the night will enclose me',
  the darkness is no darkness with you
    but the night is as clear as the day'
      the darkness and the light are both alike.

          —Psalms of David (Psalm 139)
E who is one
  and who dispenses
      the inherent needs of all people
          and all times,
Who is the beginning and the end of all things:

ay he unite us
  with the bond of Goodwill.
                      —Svetasvatara Upanishad IV, 1

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first create the universe."

Carl Sagan (1934-1996), US astronomer

If you can see a tiny blue spot to the right of this text,
you are looking at the most distant photograph ever taken of our home.
Lit by a sunbeam, that blue spot is Earth viewed from 4 billion miles distant,
when in 1990 spacecraft «Voyager 1» turned to take this last look at home
before heading for ever onwards into the vastness of inter-stellar space.
The thin blue line just above Earth's surface shows very clearly the total extent of our planet's atmosphere.
It is only within this thin blue line that we are able to live, breathe and share our lives with all of nature.
Photographed from the International Space Station


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