Friday, December 9, 2011

Part of the Whole

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us Universe. A part limited in time and space, he (she) experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion from his consciousness. Striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion; not to nourish the delusion but to try to overcome it is the one obtainable measure to achieve peace of mind.”
--Albert Einstein

This post from Doves & Serpents is brilliant and lovely.


  1. This quote is fabulous. Reminds me of the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.

    You might enjoy browsing this website, lots of good food for thought here:

  2. I'll check it out! I spent a few minutes on the home page and it does look really interesting. "Denying realism amounts to megalomania." I love it!

  3. Love, love, love this quote!