“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 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 affection for a few persons nearest 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. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.” – Albert Einstein
Don’t become attached to the clouds, when you are in fact the whole sky, the clouds will pass.
How much of our thoughts are coming from fear and defensiveness and how much are coming from love?
Have you ever considered this question? Personally I have never really been so consciously aware of it as recently whilst studying a course in miracles.
It’s as though our minds are somehow trained in this way of thinking in fear/survival and separateness when in reality it’s the opposite. Even for those of us who know and believe in this, the tendencies to respond in fear or defensiveness can still be there.
The only way I can see in overcoming this on a larger scale is through more of us realising the truth underneath the illusion of separateness. When we know that everything starts from within, in that nothing we see outside has not already been perceived from within, then we have true freedom.
We always have a choice to come from our own truth, from love instead of fear. Change always starts with(in) us.