Bismillah is an Arabic word which Neil Douglas Klotz translates poetically:
We begin by remembering
The sound and feeling of the One Being,
The wellspring of love.
We affirm that the next thing we experience
Shimmers with the light of the whole universe.
According to NDK, "Our individuality is a unique gift. The origin of this gift lies within the heart of the equally unique, divine “I Am” that fills the whole cosmos. Every blade of grass says, “I am!” as it expresses its selfhood. We can affirm that we can become fully integrated, fully human beings, deeply in contact with other people, with nature, and with the ultimate Source. It is another way of saying “bismilah!”"