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1 "Compassion is our capacity to treat others as ourselves – a sign of our radical interdependence." Matthew Fox Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

2 "Everything in the universe is related to everything else." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

3 "The energy by which the body is pervaded is the same as that which illuminates the world and maintains alive all beings." The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

4 "However far science pushes its discovery of the 'essential fire' and however capable it becomes some day of remodelling and perfecting the human element, it will always find itself in the end facing the same problem – how to give to each and every element its final value by grouping them in the unity of an organised whole." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

5 "Even the simplest transaction – buying food at the grocery store, for example – is an intricate marvel of codependence. We are all interconnected." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

6 "The inner Child in you connects you to the inner Child within everyone else." Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

7 "All sequences in time must be related to the ultimate timeless Source, the wholeness in which we live and have our being." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

8 "Deep ecology does not separate humans – or anything else – from the natural environment. It sees the world not as a collection of isolated objects, but as a network of phenomena that are fundamentally interconnected and interdependent." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

9 "We're not separate from the rest of the universe but are literally braided into it; we are a complete whole living in a greater complete whole." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

10 "The ancient and long-obsolete idea of man as a microcosm contains a supreme psychological truth that has yet to be discovered…..An inkling of this is to be found in the words of Origen: 'Understand that thou art a second world in miniature, and that the sun and the moon are within thee, and also the stars.' (Homiliae in Leviticum)" 'Psychology of the Transference', CW 16 Basic Writings of C G Jung (V S DeLasslo, editor)

11 "Throughout nature, levels of organization can be found in which greater beings are composed of smaller and smaller ones, with all the levels interpenetrating and relating in every possible way, binding all together into an integrated whole." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

12 "The nature of life is a process of evolution in which we become progressively more whole, psychologically and spiritually." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

13 "The apparently opposing elements of the physical world in reality are interdependent and make up an integrated whole." Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

14 "Optical holograms demonstrate very clearly the paradoxical relations that can exist between the parts and the whole, including the possibility of retrieving the information about the whole from each of its parts." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

15 "A natural process leads toward wholeness, toward an inner integration, and the expression of an inherent meaningfulness." Jung's Psychology and Its Social Meaning (Ira Progoff, Ph.D.)

16 "The universe is holographic, which means the whole is present in every piece." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

17 "Indeed, in an evolutionary world where everything is related to everything else, it is not hard to imagine a God who, in Himself, IS relationship." The Book of Miracles (Kenneth L. Woodward)

18 "Because everything is made of everything else, nothing can be by itself alone." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

19 "In this mighty living organism that is the Universe there is nothing really dead or absolutely unconscious. On the contrary, like every cell in a living healthy body, every part and every cell in the universe is alive….every part, every particle in it is ensouled, inspirited, by the All-aware, All-feeeling Being that is Atman." J. C. Chatterji, 'The Wisdom of the Vedas' The American Theosophist (various)

20 "Surely holiness has something to do with the whole." Cleansing the Doors of Perception (Huston Smith)

21 "An excellent example of a system with high synergy is your own body. You are an assortment of several trillion individual cells, each acting for its own interest, yet each simultaneously supporting the good of the whole." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

22 "We each have an opportunity right now to contribute to the evolution of ourselves, our species, and the planet as a whole. Everyone is needed. Everyone's genius fits into some evolving need of the whole system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Awakening to Our Genius: The Heroine's Journey' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

23 "God is an energy field of alive, conscious awareness, pulsating and singing with life force through your Wholeness – and your body is part of that Wholeness." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

24 “The unity of all things, their unity within diversity, had been postulated by the [Greek] Eleatic School in the sixth century b.c.” Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

25 "The smallest unit is an integral part of the whole." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite