Caring in outer ways means caring for the health and well-being of the physical presence of myself and others. Caring in inner ways means caring for my spirit and the spirit of others. This means recognizing that I and each of us is a spiritual being, a soul, a sliver or expression of the Divine, which means that I am respectful and compassionate in relating to my self and others. I've had a respect for the sacredness of life for much of my life, but that respect and the need to protect and nurture that sacredness deepened over the last ten or so years, when I got more deeply into Eastern wisdom thinking. Learning that we are manifestations of the Divine, we are the Divine incarnate, makes me more deeply and consistently attuned to the sacredness of life inwardly. Growing in that learning helps me grow more aware that it's more than that the sacred is behind every seed -- the sacred is every seed. The challenge is for us to realize and live that reality, and we are still far from that realization today.