Monday, July 1, 2013

Feeling connected to the earth

Picture yourself as a woman
who is soothed by the company of nature.

A human being is part of the whole,
called by us "Universe,"
He experiences himself, his thoughts
and feelings as something separated from the rest...
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, 1950 ~