"Of the many hopes that light up my heart when I think of our collective future, I choose one — an end to the suffering of duality, of otherness. Those who have glimpsed its true nature describe Reality as an uncompromising whole. An intermeshed network, a mass of interconnections. In our beings we carry the spark that links us with everything else. Looking at a world that fragments anew each day into boundaries between self and other, one hopes for a radical realization of connection, of shared humanity, of the oneness that embraces us all and is the ground upon which our common destiny unfolds."