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Analysis of Einstein's Quote and Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth

I am looking for analytical connections as to how the quote, "A Human Being Is A Part of A Whole" by Albert Einstein relates to Chapter 8 ("The Discovery of Inner Space") and Chapter 9 ("Your Inner Purpose") of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle.

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, 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 us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein

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Just as Einstein emphasized that "A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space," Chapter 9 also embodies the same premise. Tolle, too, urges us to see the interconnective relationships among ourselves, the universe, others, and God; Tolle urges us to see these connections. Like Einstein, who advocates a connection between our own self awareness and thinking, Tolle also actually defines awareness as "the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself."

Tolle and Einstein implore us to see beyond the present and connect with something larger that substantiates our existence, giving us purpose. Tolle adds, ...

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This solution correlates the common ideas found in Albert Einstein's quote and Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. Excerpts from both texts are analyzed and used to support the common ideas.