Quotes about oneness, unity
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
The illusion that we are separate from one another is an optical delusion of our consciousness.
To an imagination steeped in sacredness, there is no separation of spirituality and physicality.
(Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul)
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each person’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. To be born means that something which did not exist comes into existence. But the day we are born is not our beginning. It is a day of continuation. But that should not make us less happy . . . since we are never born, how can we cease to be? This is what the Heart Sutra reveals to us. When we have tangible experience of non-birth and non-death, we know ourselves beyond duality. The meditation on no separate self is one way to pass through the gate of birth and death. Your hand proves that you have never been born and you will never die. The thread of life has never been interrupted from time without beginning until now. Previous generations, all the way back to single cell beings, are present in your hand at this moment. You can observe and experience this. Your hand is always available as a subject for meditation.
(Thich Nhat Hanh, Present Moment, Wonderful Moment)
I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing that is separate from me.
Only a renewed consciousness of the worth of each and every one of us can provide the beginning of a new politics and of community that could bring us together. To create such a new consciousness will be a formidable spiritual and political task.
(Jim Willis, The Sound of Politics)
All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
(Alexander Pope, English poet 1648-1744)
Everything in existence is a manifestation of the one living being we call God. Everything is God… human perception is merely light perceiving light… he saw himself in everything – in every human, in every animal, in every tree, in the water, in the rain, in the clouds, in the earth.
(Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, p. xvii)
What I know of the divine I learnt in the woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.
(St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Christian mystic – The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics, by Timothy Freke)
It is greater worship to see God in all things than in any special thing.
(Mother Julian of Norwich, Christian mystic – The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics, by Timothy Freke)
All people are special, and all moments are golden. There is no person and there is no time one more special than the other.
(Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God Book One)