In amongst all of the deluded thoughts of who we are and what we are doing in here in life, I think it is good to constantly put forward new views of who we really are and possibly what our purpose here is. It is with this in mind that I stumbled across this beautiful piece of wisdom, reportedly from Albert Einstein. Check out the following.
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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 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.”
Isn’t that beautiful? Here is a man who was not just a scientist, he was a visionary, a free spirit who spoke his truth and strive to unshackle his own and all of our minds. Funnily enough, he has been portrayed in history as an intellect and a scholar and regularly referred to as one of greatest minds that has ever lived on the planet. This is wonderful but I have not doubt he would not have stated that as his own identity and would not feel that it is a good representation of who he was. Mostly because he was not an intellect, he was a man, that particularly in his later life, was leaving his intellect behind and going to where only his intuition and “knowingness” could follow.
Albert Einstein was regularly quoted talking about the wonder of what he didn’t know or that couldn’t be known by the intellect. That he felt defined his life more than anything of any intellectual substance.
This too is a great hint for us. Firstly because it points to the fact that the greatest understandings of self and life won’t come through the intellect and secondly because when you do have those realisations you won’t necessarily be recognized for exactly what you realized. After all if those that are recognizing you are jailed in the intellect, then they only have that (the intellect) to judge or acknowledge you through.
This also points to the fact that you may as well get started living the life you truly want to live, with the courage to discover new frontiers of thinking (or not thinking at all), as after all it is possible you may still be judged anyway. If you wait for someone else’s approval or acknowledgement you may be stalled a long way short of your ultimate destination, the freedom and liberation from your mind. If you follow this all the way through, you will then also be free to help others and live an inspiring life. Don’t forget your major contributions comes from the fact that the limited mind that you leave behind is the same one that is holding everyone back.
Like Albert Einstein and many others that have been forgotten or not acknowledged by history knew, life ultimately is all about journeying from the head to the heart and who better to lead that journey than you. Who has a heart bigger and more perfect for the job than you? Well, in your world, no-one, you are the one.
Remember bring it into now and never underestimate the power of who you are.
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