Monday, August 19, 2013

being really free

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 separate 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 affectation for a few people near 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.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

~  Albert Einstein

photo: sculpture
Uppsala University
Uppsala Sweden
(c) Bruce Behnke