the universe is one being

oliver jeffers


I believe that

the universe is one being,

all its parts are different expressions of

the same energy, and they are all in communication

with each other, influencing each other, therefore

parts of one organic whole. This is

physics, I believe, as well as



The parts

change and pass, or die,

people and races and rocks and stars,

none of them seems to me important in itself,

but only the whole. This whole is in all its parts so beautiful,

and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled

to love it, and to think of it as divine. It seems to me that this

whole alone is worthy of the deeper sort of love;

and that here is peace, freedom,

I might say a kind of



I think that

one may contribute (ever so slightly)

to the beauty of things by making one’s own life

and environment beautiful, so far as one’s power reaches.

This includes moral beauty, one of the qualities

of humanity, though it seems not to

appear elsewhere in the



Robinson Jeffers