“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein
This quote is from “Words to Live By, Short Readings of Daily Wisdom” by Eknath Easwaran. The quote feels perfect for the time we find ourselves in. After so much divisiveness in our country, it’s my hope that there can now be healing and understanding. If we can get out of the “optical delusion” of social media maybe we can start dialogues that can widen our circle of compassion.
4 thoughts on “Let’s Widen Our Circle”
I have adored Eknath Easwaran! So fun to find you sharing someone I know too. I am really enjoying your blogs Sis! Truly outstanding – just like you! I Love You. Patty
Agreed! He is inspirational. I am so glad you are enjoying them. Its nice to get feedback. Often feel I’m writing in a vacuum! Love you!!A
Amy, I loved the quote ! Thank you, Libby
Thank you , I thought it perfect for right now! Love you, A