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 feeling
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.
~ Albert Einstein
I love this quote
it speaks deeply
to my experience
of being alone
and awakening again
to being connected
like a drop of dew
on a web
as nature connects me
beyond the illusion
to what is real…
compassion, appreciation and gratitude
always leads me back
to the source
which is always