Human beings are defined by their desires, aspirations and ideal. All human beings are outwardly alike, but, depending on their aspirations, some resemble a stone or a plant, others an animal, and still others a human being or a divinity.

Some have an inner life that is completely fossilized, others do no more than vegetate; others are like animals, slaves to their instincts; others, who have reached the higher level of thought – the true gift of human beings – devote their time to study, research and artistic creation. Finally, a very few take the path of deification and dedicate all their strength and activity to carrying out the designs of heaven.

Since the same structure prevails throughout the entire universe, a subtle relation thus exists between the thoughts, feelings and activities of human beings and creation as a whole.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov