Daily Nugget of Gold 658
Is This a Friendly Universe?
On our last visit with Albert Einstein, we displayed his humor and spoke of the importance of going after one’s goals with a heart filled with joy rather than this sense of dread that many people have about accomplishment, or more succinctly- the hard work involved in it. In this visit we’ll see what Einstein knew that many of us still don’t know today, and we hope to enlighten ourselves by studying some of the advice of this brilliant man.
“The most important question you’ll ever ask is whether the Universe is a friendly place.” – Albert Einstein
Friendly? With an infinite distance of vast, cold, space and with stars being torn apart and sucked down into black holes- it wouldn’t seem so at first glance. Even in our world, there are terrifying events that unfold daily, volcanoes, awesome storms, and vast amounts of frozen or parched landscapes- what the heck could have driven Einstein to imply that the conclusion is that it is indeed a friendly universe? Einstein saw the universe as a place governed by natural laws and these laws, once understood, allow us to do magnificent things both materially and Spiritually.
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein
Einstein’s pursuits in finding out what the significant natural laws of our universe are gave him awe and wonder about it all. He had a deep respect for the order he discovered on every scale. While Einstein grappled with the advent of the discovery of the radically different quantum physics view, which later has been shown to be correct more often than it isn’t- Einstein still appreciated whatever was discovered for the beauty within.
“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein
Einstein almost sounded more like a poet than a scientist, didn’t he? In his view was he was unfolding God’s poetry and this is probably the reason he was so delighted to be doing the tough work he did.
“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” – Albert Einstein
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“Wouldn’t my life be enhanced by a deeper appreciation for how wonderful life is?”
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