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“Communing with God is communing with our own hearts, our own best selves, not with something foreign and accidental.
“Saints and devotees have gone into the wilderness to find God; of course they took God with them, and the silence and detachment enabled them to hear the still, small voice of their own souls, as one hears the ticking of his own watch in the stillness of the night.
“We are not cut off, we are not isolated points; the great currents flow through us and over us and around us, and unite us to the whole of nature.”
~John Burroughs fromĀ Harvest of a Quiet Eye: The Natural World of John Burroughs