“… the more you become aware of God, the more you ask of yourself, not of others. What also follows is that you want to share the best of yourself with people, and you want to participate more fully in life. You reach a place where you realize you have a choice: to admire the beautiful waterfall from a distance or to stand in its midst and let it pour over you. I’ve found that participation is the best part of being human.” — Katherine Dunham, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE
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Stream of Life
by Rabindranath Tagore
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow.
I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.