Widening Our Circle Of Compassion
I found a quote by Albert Einstein that I felt was worth sharing. I found it in a book called The Enlightened Mind, An Anthrology of Sacred Prose Edited by Stephen Mitchell.
A human being is part of the whole that we call 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 illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for only the few people nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature.