Ulla Bartl "We've been invited to participate in this life. To be present to each other, and that is all that's expected of us. Our successes may bring us personal joy, but our value as people lies only in our being. Living fully is more than just making an appearance here, today. It's celebrating our oneness - our ties to one another - our need for one another's presence to complete our own. We miss what we most need when our hearts and minds are distracted by the ego."