a part of the whole

10 Feb

EinsteinI ended up quoting dear Albert a couple of times in my most recent book z2, but I just discovered the quote below and it has risen to one of my favorites of his.  It is so well suited to the theme of x0 that I had to post it here.  Thank you Mr. Einstein.

100_0075“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


Posted by on February 10, 2013 in oneness


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3 responses to “a part of the whole

  1. Rose

    February 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM


    The quote by Einstien is the most beautifully stated truth I have ever read. Thank you for sharing that, as well as, all of the other quotes and your insights. I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated all of your writings and your ability to play with words and tickle the mind, however, I am slow to take the time to let you know. It can be a little intimidating to write ones thoughts to a writer about their writing…grin..
    I printed out Einstien’s quote and have already reread it a few times.

    The world needs more Sherry’s.

  2. Sherrie Cronin

    February 24, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    You are too kind, but I am glad that you enjoyed the quote! I recently read something on another blog called the accidental yogi about the effect ones words have, and the obligation to use them wisely. You might enjoy it too at One needs to write responsibly 🙂

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