I came across this quote from Albert Einstein while reading today. If I didn’t tell you who said it I bet you would guess maybe someone similar to Buddha or the like. It never ceases to amaze me how across time and the ages so many of the wisest and most respected people all say the same things. Not all of which are what you would think of as religious or even spiritual people. What does amaze me is how religions and groups who claim interest in humanities well being argue them.
Albert Einstein said: 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.