Widening The Circle of Compassion

David Price
3 min readMay 1, 2021
Laura Makabresku

Our task must be to free ourselves
by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature
and it’s beauty

— Albert Einstein

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God is man awakened
Man is god asleep

— Anonymous

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Who is God
but the wind giving breath.
The water to quench all bodies;
earth and human.

Who is God
but the fire alchemically rising our souls to be
born within these containers
that We may use the mind senses
and the heart wisdom
to know and love each other and the earth.

Who is God
but the minerals of food within soils of earth and
all beings.

Who is God
but the earth herself as a living embodiment of all
ever needed to survive. The very food of life.

Who is God
but the sounds, echoing a Love expressed through
all unique souls, each here to enjoy, love and
to be the very eyes for God to see, ears to hear and
hearts to express this Love so given in all its
myriad ways.

Who is God
but me, you and we…all life living and breathing the
life force of Love…my heart bows in humble
gratitude to be here. My soul serves you dear Grace
so generously giving this beauty, abundance,
and infinite Love.

Who is God
but the tears flowing from every soul today who sees
the pain and suffering
but who now takes a vow of sacred promise
to Stop
hurting each other and the planet so to begin again to
just Love.

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.