Expanding life

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anaïs Nin, French-Cuban-American writer, 1903 – 1977

Quote posted on Tina Roth Eisenberg’s blog. Thank you Tina for sharing your inspiring thoughts and reflections. I have learned a lot from them and it has given me a lot of joy.

The whole of nature in its beauty…

“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.”

– Albert Einstein

Act as if our house were on fire

“I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.”

– Greta Thunberg, 16 year old environmental activist, her poignant speech at the World Economic Forum can be found here.