"We stand at the edge of the sea. We say nothing. We breathe its salt, its oxygen. We see its blue or green or gray. We listen to the songs in its waves and its tide pools. We may dance. We feels its coolness. We step into the liquid, with all of our brothers and sisters of all time, with all of the elements of all time: the squid and the whales, the sea turtles and dinoflagellates; the silver and copper, the manganese and sodium. We swim out as far as we can, knowing we'll have to return to the land."
This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith.
Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O’Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more.