Vinita Hampton Wright speaks about the Principle and Foundation, the first key meditation of the Spiritual Exercises. In it, we reflect on how we are created to praise, reverence, and serve God, and how the things of earth all help us to pursue that end. Vinita says that the Principle and Foundation re-orients us to reality.
The reality is this. God, who is love, created everything that is, including me. And all of creation, including me, grows into its best self, its truest self, when thriving in a reciprocal, loving relationship with God the Creator.