As we leave the month of January with the its theme of transition, I leave you with these words of Albert Einstein, giving us the direction where we must proceed in order to ensure both our survival and thriving:
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “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 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.This fits the Singer quote perfectly, doesn't it? Let's free ourselves from the prison of small thinking and limitation, in order to be the loving, expanding, joyful, infinite, interconnected beings we truly are.
|Astronomy Picture of the Day, 11/17/17