One way I see our situation is that creation or the universe is like
a tree. Love is the flowers of the tree, and the human being is the
final fruit of the tree, the final fruit of creation. The thick nectar
of the ripe fruit is gratitude. Gratitude for how things are, gratitude
for being vulnerable, gratitude that you can be completely influenceable.
Gratitude for being human. -A.H. Almaas