Saturday, June 20, 2009


“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. This 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


Elefanterosado said...

Einstein was more than a great mind--he was a great spiritual being. I often think of my mother's story of seeing him with the sun shining behind his head like a halo. I always hold that image of him, especially when I read the inspired things he said, things humanity badly needs to hear. Thank-you for the reminder!

billie said...

I love this quote - I am going to post it on my blog and will share that I found it here, if that's okay.

FjordWoman said...

That's fine, Billie! I take it as a compliment!