“…as I move out into the world, I live out my uniqueness, but when I dare to look into my core,
I come upon the one common center where all lives begin. In that center, we are one and the same.
In this way, we live out the paradox of being both unique and the same. For mysteriously and
powerfully, when I look deep enough into you, I find me, and when you dare to hear my fear in the
recess of your heart, you recognize it as your secret that you thought no one else knew.
And that unexpected wholeness that is more than each of us, but common to all–that moment
of unity is the atom of God.”
Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening