When we see ourselves as greater than others,
when we place humankind above other creatures,
above and beyond the realms of the birds and the fishes,
outside the world of stone and the colors,
we give away our power.
Only when we see we are part of everything,
joined to creation, bound to all the realms
and integrated into the web of life,
do we begin to call on our full potential.
~ Barry Brailsford
from “Song of the Silence”