Monday, February 24, 2014

In Their Own Words - Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and 
then you will understand everything better.

    I have admired Albert Einstein for a long while.  He seemed to me to have a compassionate and deeply contemplative nature.  He saw the art in science and he was a man who embraced the mysterious.  I was so pleased to find this quotation by him recently.

   As a contemplative photographer who tries to see into Nature's divine DNA, I couldn't agree with his words more.  Nature is the commensurate teacher I find.  The lessons may be subtle or bold but they are always there.

   When I was a teacher I believed that for learning to take place all that was required was one mind to send unselfishly and one mind to receive thankfully.  Now, with my contemplative photography, I am the ever thankful receiver from the great mind of Nature.  I've learned so much.

  " 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

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