the earth is not a cold, dead place

a human being is part of a whole called by us the 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 us

our task must be to free ourselves from this prison
by widening our circles of compassion
to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature in its beauty

albert einstein

explosions in the sky
live in san francisco, california – 06.06.03

have you passed through this night
first breath after coma
the only moment, we were alone

image by juxprose

4 Responses

  1. cassie

    Wow, I had no idea Albert Einstein could sound so much like a Buddhist monk. That’s a keeper.