compassion as an act of devotion

“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

When I am compassionate toward myself, I am compassionate toward others.

When I am not compassionate toward myself, I am not compassionate toward others.

Self-compassion is the key to peace and harmony worldwide because it starts the process exactly where it needs to start—on the inside.

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