"When you feel that you are a lonely, put-upon, isolated little stranger confronting all this, you are under the influence of an illusory feeling, because the truth is quite the reverse. You are the whole works, all that there is, and always was, and always has been, and always will be. But just as my whole body has a little nerve end centred here, which is exploring and which contributes to the sense of touch, you are just such a little nerve end for everything that is going on. Just as the eyes serve the whole body, you serve the entire universe. You are a function of all that is."
-- Alan Watts