Life Lessons from Albert Einstein
A brilliant man, who was passionately curious about the mysteries of science, Albert Einstein changed the world as the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He developed the general theory of relativity (e = mc2), now considered the cornerstone of modern physics. Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. He wrote hundreds of books and articles.
Einstein was also a great philosopher and moral leader. He was a life teacher who honestly believed wisdom and knowledge shouldn’t be hoarded. As you try to get the most out of your life, or your business, count yourself as Einstein’s student and heed these solid pieces of wisdom.
Here are the incredible life changing lessons, from the one and only, Albert Einstein.
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
The first life changing lesson we can learn from Albert Einstein, is to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
By working to improve our ability, to resist our less pleasant side, we can work on being nice more often. By practicing kindness and showing respect, we can make these our default values, our default responses. Einstein believed, that everyone deserved to be treated with kindness, and respect, no matter what their social, educational, or economic status.
“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.”
The next lesson from Einstein, is that we are all one. There is no such thing as an individual, who is separate from the whole. Our sense of separation, is merely an illusion. While we perceive a tree as solid, if we change our frame of reference and perceive a tree from the viewpoint of an electron, a neutrino or any of the elusive sub-atomic particles which populate the Universe of quantum physicists, it melts into a vortex of dancing, scintillating energy. …
Material objects, viewed as fields of energy, do not have the limitation they appear to have when experienced as solid objects planted firmly in the three dimensions of space. We see a solid object in isolation from it’s background. But when we experience it as a vortex of energy we can no longer make this separation.
While there may appear to be many, different, separate objects, they are ACTUALLY all particular momentary concentrations of a single vast energy field. This supports Einstein’s believe, that we are all connected, and we are all one.
Einstein believed, that once you understand, the way life really works — the flow of energy that directs every moment — then you begin to see the amazing potential in that moment. Mundane things just don’t bother you anymore. And you are full of joy. It is then when you begin to encounter more and more coincidences in your life, which we call Synchronicities. Synchronicity, is a concept, first introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that synchronicities, are “meaningful coincidences, here for a reason. When a coincidence arises, don’t ignore it. Ask yourself, what is the message here? What is the significance of this? You don’t need to go digging for the answers. Ask the question, and the answers will emerge. They may arrive as a sudden insight, a spontaneous creative experience, or they may be something very different. Perhaps you will meet a person who is somehow related to the coincidence that occurred. An encounter, a relationship, a chance meeting, a situation, a circumstance will immediately give you a clue to its meaning. You will understand what it is all about.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Einstein wanted to tell us, that the power of imagination, exceeds knowledge in every way. Imagination is within us, and on the other hand knowledge is learnt through schooling and experience. Imagination motivates or rather leads us to acquire much more knowledge and to use it in creative ways.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” “Education, is what remains, after one has forgotten, what one has learned in school.” “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” “The only thing that interferes with my learning, is my education.”
In this life changing lesson from Albert Einstein, we must understand, that everyone has some genius in them. Einstein’s genius, was seeing the world of physics through new eyes. We all have a different talent, a spark of genius, somewhere in ourselves. What that talent might be, is unique to each person, and people should not be determined, and labeled, by their grades in school.
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
“Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men, because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.”
In this lesson, Einstein teaches us, that religion and science, should work together, not against each other. Science is our best way of describing how the universe behaves. You might say, where faith tells us that God created the universe, science tells us how he did it. Science is understanding, seeking truth — constantly approaching the truth without ever fully grasping it. That’s where religion comes in.
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
“With fame, I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.”
With this quote, Einstein teaches us, that to be merely a successful person means that one only has to obtain goals and reap rewards. To be a valuable person requires putting into action all that you have learned in the past to provide service to others today. And it requires seeking more knowledge to be more valuable in the future. There is no value in merely being successful, but there is always success in being valuable. Success is external, value is internal. The duality here is that by focusing on value, you become a man of success. And if you focus and attach to the idea of success, you will begin to lose your value.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Mistakes are a sign of growth and progress. By making mistakes you will, in fact, learn valuable life lessons and you will become a happy learner. There is so much we can all learn from our mistakes, and the moment we see them as lessons rather than mistakes, we will no longer have this crazy fear of encountering them along the journey. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. If you don’t make mistakes how can you expect to GROW and to EVOLVE as a human being. You gain confidence, courage, and experience every time you make a new mistake in a very narrow field and in time you will get better and better at the things you love to do.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
“People like you and I, though mortal of course, like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live. What I mean is that we never cease to stand like curious children before the great Mystery into which we were born.” “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
With this, Einstein teaches us, to never stop being curious about everything around us. Curiosity helps to fuel our imagination. Life is full of questions, and we have all experienced times when satisfactory answers are hard to come by. But what I’d like you to consider is that the willingness to question, the very process, can be as valuable to your growth as any answers you may uncover. We must Begin questioning our own assumptions. Our assumptions are our windows on the world. Curiosity is what keeps us alive.
“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”
Another amazing life lesson, is to always be your true self. We are greatly influenced by our social conditioning along with the prejudices of the environment in which we live. We are reluctant to see beyond those prejudices and adopt a ‘Go along, to Get along style of operating. We do not want to break/change the ‘status quo’. Nikola Tesla also stated, that we live in a world full of conformists. We must detach ourselves from the conformist thinking, and become our true self, no matter how different we will be, and no matter whether or not we will fit in the society.
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
This is perhaps the most important, and life changing lesson we can learn. Change your thinking and you change your life. The way you think determines your life experience. You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.’ Napoleon Hill once said. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,”. Buddha stated. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
All of this is also linked with the Law of Attraction, stating that our thoughts can create our reality, and we can manifest everything we desire, just by using our thoughts. Our world, our life, everything we are, and everything we possess, is just a manifestation of our mind, and the energy of our thoughts.
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
This lesson, makes us understand, that there are no limits, except those we impose on ourselves. Always remember that there are no limits to who you can be, to what you can do and to the life you can live, except those limits you yourself impose on yourself. No matter how deeply engraved in your mind your limiting beliefes may be, and no matter how long you have been holding on to them, becoming aware of the fact that your many limiting beliefes were once only thoughts that you kept thinking can make this whole process of letting go a lot easier. Our limitations, are the prisons we create for ourself. If we let go of any kind of limitation, we are free to become everything we want. Exceed your limits in order to succeed in life.
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