When you train yourself to hear the voice of God in everything, you attain the quintessence of the human spirit. Usually the mind conceals the divine thoroughly by imagining that there is a separate mental power that constructs the mental images. But by training yourself to hear the voice of God in everything, the voice reveals itself to your mind as well. Then the right in mind, you discover revelation.
Daniel C Matt: The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
"The world was created with ten utterances. But could God not have created her with a single utterance? Rather, it is to teach you how precious the earth is, and how much reward for those who cherish her and how great the consequences for those who abuse her"
-- Babylonian Talmud, Avot 5:1