For decades, the world has been awe-inspired by the genius of German physicist Albert Einstein. Even today, scientists work tirelessly to uncover the secrets of the universe using much of Einstein’s most significant discoveries from over 60 years ago, a lifetime in the world of scientific research.
Here are 3 Lessons From Einstein’s Ideas On Living A Meaningful Life:
- “It is the duty of every man of good will to strive steadfastly in his own little world to make [this] teaching of pure humanity a living force, so far as he can.”
Einstein believed that, at the core of every world religion, sat incredible wisdom. He also believed that wisdom had been diluted so that the core teaching had been muddled and made difficult the obtaining of the real wisdom that lay within them.
He marveled at the beauty of the universe but he had a belief that understanding God or whatever is out there, if anything, was impossible with our limited minds.
Albert Einstein said “ We are in the position of a little child. Entering a huge library covered with the ceiling with books within many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the language in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.
It’s because of this Albert Einstein believed our chief focus should be on discerning the core teaching of the various religious traditions and making them a force in our own lives for the betterment of the whole humanity.
- “it seems to me that the most important function of art and of science is to arouse and keep alive this feeling in those who are receptive.”
Albert Einstein believed that art and science has a very special place in our existence and relationship within the world.
It does not only contribute to this entire world or overcome from challenges we face both internal and external, but it also helps us in a better way to connect with ourselves and the whole world in a very deep.
On this experience of Albert Einstein, he said “It’s very difficult to elucidate this feeling to anyone who is full without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it.
In general, his suggestion is to pursue a work of art or scientific exploration deeply and with the entirety of your being, only then you can arrive at a level of experience which is beyond the daily normal life we live in.
- “A hundred time every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”
Most of the time we forget how much our lives depend on the work of the people who have worked hard before us. Those who worked tirelessly to create or develop something different to benefit us and who work every day to help us maintain the lifestyle we are now living.
There had been countless lives who have struggled and have contributed in their own small or big way to our lives as well. We can’t recount how much people around who have gone now have helped you. So life lived for others is life worthwhile.