“A human being is 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.”
I believe Einstein’s words are telling us that we must realize we are an intrinsic part of the whole.
No matter what our designations: age, gender, background, and community, we must think beyond borders and stop thinking our self-focused and self-important point-of-view.
My conclusion: if we love and respect our planet and our fellow human beings we will rid ourselves of misery caused by wars, greed, and destruction. Einstein’s wisdom is the foundation of survival and creation.
A message from Renaissance Unity Church, Michigan