Universal Love

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “universe,” a part limited in time & space. He experiences himself, his thoughts & feelings, as something separate 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 & to affection for a few people near us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures & the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein