circles of compassion

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
—  Albert Einstein
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
—  Albert Einstein

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us the 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.”
― Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
—  Albert Einstein

I think nachos are my new favourite food!! For the sauce I just cooked up some onion, butter beans, red kidney beans, eggplant, spinach, corn and diced tomatoes and served with corn chips, ½ a mashed avocado, chives and hummus. And the best part- it’s all VEGAN!! 😊💗💗  that’s right, look at all the grass I eat people.🌱 I’m so happy that taste and health do not even factor as compromises in order for me to continue to extend the circle of compassion beyond the realms of humanity but to all flora and fauna. If anyone is even slightly considering going vegan, do your research, surround yourself with supportive and uplifting people and embark on this journey; never in my life have I felt so peaceful and in tune with my core values.

✨INSTA✨: @veganzoejessica

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 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 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.
—  Albert Einstein

“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.” – Albert Einstein

Image credit: Nicholas Buer

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. ―
—  Albert Einstein
Smartest People in History- Didn't Eat Meat?!

Throughout history, some of the greatest minds to have walked this planet have chosen to refrain from eating meat.

Albert Einstein
George Bernard Shaw
Mahatma Gandhi
Leo Tolstoy
Voltaire
Plato
Nikolai Tesla
Leonardo DaVinci
Louisa May Alcott
Charlotte Bronte
Benjamin Franklin
Socrates

And many more!!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - M. Gandhi

“Our task must be to free ourselves… By widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” - A. Einstein

“While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?” -G. B. Shaw


“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” - L. DaVinci

“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.” - L. Tolstoy

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” - L. Tolstoy

Think outside of the cultural norms.

Go vegan.

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.
—  Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization
Science is Spiritual.

We human beings are part of the whole we call “the universe,” a part limited in time and space.  We experience ourselves, our 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 affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

  ~  Albert Einstein

Cunning Celt's Spell To Summon One Who Is Lost

Gather the following:
- bay
- lavender
- rosemary
- a green candle, a yellow candle, a red candle, and a blue candle (or simply 4 white candles)
- an image of the one you wish to summon

Lay out the candles in a small circle - green at the North for Earth, yellow at the East for Air, red at the South for Fire, and blue at the West for Water. Sprinkle this compass circle with the herbs, and burn some as an incense. Place the image at the centre of the circle and chant:

“By the Elements, and Compass Round
[Person’s full name] will now be found.”

The human being is part of the whole, called by us the ‘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. 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.
— Albert Einstein

WHAT ARE YOUR LABELS OF EXCLUSION

He drew a circle that shut me out —
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in.

CONSIDER THIS

  • What are your preferred labels of exclusion? Some common labels that pop to mind as I type are: muslim, terrorist, divorced, gay, fanatic, extreme, pro choice, pro life, atheist, agnostic etc … 
  • What can you do to stretch your circle of compassion wide enough to include , invite, and welcome all?

Poem: Edwin Markham, “Outwitted” in The Shoes of Happiness, and Other Poems (1913)

I know theres a bajillion of these posts out there but....

I really want more of these things on my dash:

-Kingdom hearts

- Danny Phantom

- Steven universe

- Gravity Falls

- Kim Possible

- Peeps with OCs in general (seriously I love looking at people’s OCs)

- Adventure Time

- Rune Factory

- Animal Crossing

- Banjo Kazooie

- Yooka Laylee

- Dont starve

- Saints Row

- The world ends with you

- Team fortress 2

- Minecraft

- Marvel Comics (AAAAAALLL the comics)

- Same for DC Comics 

- Superhero Comics in general really

- Minor Acts of Heroism 

- Gloomverse

- Derpy comics that are cute and stuff

- Percy Jackson

- Artemis fowl

- Bartemaus trilogy

- Eragon 

- Resident Evil

- Golden Compass 

- Circle of Magic

- Dexters lab

- Animaniacs

- Power puff girls

- Xiaolin showdown

- Puella Madoka Magica because its wonderfully horrifying

- Sailor moon 

- Cardcaptor sakura

- Teen Titans

- diddy kong racing

- Legend of Zelda

- pokemon 

- Luigi

- Kirby

- Just really pretty pictures

And the worse part is theres more I’d like to see but my forgetfulness is not helping. 

So basically, what Im saying is, if you like these things, Like this post thing.

Ima follow you into the gates of hell or something.

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.

- albert einstein