"...Again I feel one with plants and animals, the sun and the moon. Atoms of my body were once part of a bird, a lava rock, water, before I got to use them. My spirit is fed by Tiger, by a tree, an orange-violet sunrise over the Pacific, the power of a storm.
I sense your pain and your joy because they are mine as well.
I do not believe this. I did not choose this. I know it as a given. Deep inside I always knew, but so much that I learned smothered that knowing."
~Robert Wolff, Original Wisdom, stories of an ancient way of knowing.