Jana Peirce

I believe it is our connections that make life meaningful: the ties of love that bind us to each other and whatever sense of connection we feel or yearn for with other living things and all that came before us or moves beyond us. As humans we have a deep spiritual need for connection. A need so deep it may be the root of the religious impulse. Fulfilled, that sense of connection is the essence of human spirituality. And from this deep sense of connection, compassion arises, an inborn source of morality that needs no god’s decree to compel our kindness or trigger our saddness when strangers or those outside our tribe are hurting.