The Filipino value nakakaluwag is not only a wide locus where it made manifest a global ethic [universal values] and a sustainable worldview of reality as integrated whole, it is fundamentally the condition for holistic relationality, a circle of compassion conducive to a free and secured life. As context of holistic relationality, the Filipino value nakakaluwag in cosmic-anthropological perspective is best described in Einstein’s words:
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 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 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. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security (Bhaneja, 2005, p. 7.)
Bhaneja, B. (2005). Albert einstein revisited: A centennial relativity theory essay. Philosophy and Social Action , 31 (1), 7–16.
“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 Added August 7,2010 by Paul Goldman of Wild Joy: The Ecstatic Poetry Source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6810464&id=333299640585