We, you and I, are one with all living beings throughout the universe
For Life is ubiquitous… everywhere
Now lying dormant, awaiting a favorable moment
Now awake and animate, inspirited.
Like ripples across the stillness of a pond
Life propagates across the vast reaches of space.
This, right now, is our time
Yet rest assured it will flow on
Passed us, to those to come.
Yes! This, right now, is our time!
And we share it with every living creature on Earth
Every plant, animal, microbe no matter how large or small
Is in a sense… our brother or sister… or both
But we, you and I, hold a unique place in this family of Life
Not special… just unique
Humanity’s thread in the Great Intertwining Cord
That is Life’s flow
Flowered into community
And in the flowering of this supremely loose and adaptive group
We grew brains open to all the subtle nuances
Of a shifting, ever changing, adapting environment
Both internal and external
We have come so far with our brain
And its ability to think, to use and develop tools
And we have come so far with its greatest tool…
Yes, it has brought us so far…
Away from our true selves…
In the Family of Life