The swami said something that I liked. He said something along the lines of: if you choose to be proud, have an ego, just like a vertical 'I', you'd just be like a divider, a barrier.
Whereas if you choose to bend down, be humble, share, just like a horizontal 'I', you'd be like a bridge of love.
(Ok the swami phrased it better.)
He also said that you don't have to go to a cave, a forrest, or the Himalayas just to medidate. You are the one that needs to be at peace, no matter where you are. True too.