When we open to ourselves, ourselves, our lives, and our Earth as sacred, something changes. When we allow the spirit of the Earth to touch us, when we live in contact with the tees, the clouds, the moon, and the soil, when we know that the animals and plants and rocks are our neighbors, then something precious begins to awaken. The forests become cathedrals, and the birds singing in the trees become choirs. We experience all forms of life as a part of a great fellowship, and we begin to realize what a tremendous privilege and joy it is to be able to live harmoniously with the whole fabric of Creation.
-John Robbins & Ann Mortifee, The Awakened Heart: Meditations on Finding Harmony in a Changing World