People, things, events, and the natural world appear to enter our lives, at precisely important, timely coordinates. These occurrences are catalysts in terms of our growing awareness, though we may not always realise their full significance at the time. Furthermore, they may enter into the pattern of our life, under our stewardship and protection. And therefore they partake of the experiences we offer, for example a child we bring into the world, or an animal we adopt. Yet we also have a responsibility for their welfare, so that they may gain the highest coherence from our pattern of life.