O Universe, all that is in tune with you is also in tune with me! Every note of your harmony resonates in my innermost being. For me nothing is early and nothing is late, if it is timely for you. O Nature, all that your seasons bring is fruit for me. From thee come all things; in thee do all things live and grow; and to thee do all things return . . .
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
-- Marcus Aurelius
(in The Essential Mystics,
edited by Andrew Harvey)