We are in the Water of Infinite Life as the fish is in the ocean.
The Spirit of Life is all around us. It flows through us. It permeates everything. It is the essence of all form and flows through every condition. And yet we are still looking for It. What we look for we unwittingly look at, but fail to recognize.
Today, this minute, your mind is an outlet through which this invisible but intelligent Energy is operating. It is operating creatively through you at this very moment, and whether you know it or not, or believe it or not, today it is creating and re-creating every cell of your body. It is molding and remolding every situation and condition in your environment.
The Life by which you are surrounded is the essence of all life, the substance of every form, the intelligence back of every act. It is the life in the animal, in the tree, in the mineral. It is the source of intelligence in man. There are some truths about the nature of this Life which we must realize before we can consciously use It.
First of all, Life is pure intelligence. You and I do not conceive of such an Infinite Intelligence in Its entirety, but we do conceive of It in some degree because we are in and of It and some part of It is in us. Otherwise we would not and could not exist. Life creates by making things out of Itself. Let us think of Life as pure Spirit, creating through the agency of Its Word. That is, by spiritual thought or ideal. The thought or ideal of Life automatically becomes law; the Law of Life is a law of mind in action.
Holmes, Ernest. The Art of Life Chapter 3