The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic presented this video as past of his February 2013 “State of the Clinic” address.
“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 This holiday season, consider these two TED Talks and add your name today to the Charter for Compassion.