Whether these words are derived from the works of Herman Melville or the sermon by Henry Melvill is but one of the ripples that affect the web of inter-connectivity. It is the message in the words that is important. And it extends beyond man. Written in the 19th century man was held separate from other animals, from the fabric of the planet, but now we know that the inter-connectivity goes far beyond our species and that the whole planet is just a large system made up of a myriad cascading smaller systems.
When I go out and be with my horses I carry with me every thing else that has happened up to that point. I can choose to let that wash over them, not so good if I am angry or upset or just frazzled. Or I can choose to open myself to them and let my human hurts and concerns float away into the past, and instead just accept the now of their world.