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Einstein- Optical Delusion of Consciousness

August 16, 2018

 

Most humans attempt to take refuge and find certainty in beliefs and judgments based on a sense of fundamental separation that is not real.

 

These beliefs result in chronic subtle and gross feelings of anger, fear, or walling off/resistance via numbing out. By conceptually doing this the natural human life path of exploring, discovering, learning, growing, and creating is wasted and the meaning and fulfillment of life is missed.

 

Enjoy this beautiful insight by Albert Einstein on this fundamental misunderstanding: 

 

EINSTEIN-OPTICAL DELUSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

 

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’

A part limited in time and space. 

 

He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of 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. 

 

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self. 

 

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive."

 

- ALBERT EINSTEIN, THE WORLD AS I SEE IT, 1934

 

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