Various philosophical musings and notes:

This page contains quotes from Carl Sagan that I agree with: Pale Blue Dot
Here's an observation from research on human evolution:  The cousinhood of humankind
And here's another quote, from Kenneth L. Patton: a humanist call to worship
For me, a description of religious worship that transcends theism is "shared celebration of the mystery of existence".
I recommend the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari (McClelland and Stewart, 2014) as a long-view history of our amazing but troublesome species.