Friday, May 20, 2011


A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  The delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.  
-Albert Einstein


  1. Einstein's words fit so very well with all that I'm reading in Sally Kempton's Meditation for the Love of It right now. It is something that can be difficult to remember when caught up in the minutiae of every day, at least for me.

  2. I love this Shannon. Thanks for sharing. Einstein was one smart, multi-faceted guy.

  3. I'll have to check that book out, Lindsay. Thanks to you both for stopping by!

  4. Mr E certainly said some inspirational things. I love this quote - thanks for sharing :-)

    Kat xx


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