This is such an eloquent and simple essay by Einstein. His perception of life strikes me to be full of compassion and fierce wisdom. He brings us no sermons; he offers us some simple truths. Whenever I feel my heart is empty of hope and meaning, I often read his work. For someone possessed with outstanding genius, he appears very human, walking our common ground. He had the insight of the mystic and it's no real surprise that he valued solitude so much.
What does it take to be so content with the immediate present that one does not need to consider what lies behind or scant distant horizons?
If anyone understood the central core of meaning which transcends mundane reality, I'd bet my last dollar it would have been Einstein. He had the connection with the 'philosopher's gold', that nugget of meaning buried deep within earthly nature and human nature - that precious substance which is the alchemist's dream to uncover and release.
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“Wealth in the new regime flows directly from
innovation, not optimisation; that is, wealth is not
gained by perfecting the known, but by
imperfectly seizing the unknown”
Kevin Kelly, “New Rules for the Economy”, Wired
In this anthology of talks, Sri Yogananda speaks to the deepest needs of the human heart. In this beautiful book, he shows how we can meet the daily challenges to our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being - by awakening our divine nature, the neglected reality at the core of our being.
" If you could feel even a particle of divine love, so great would be your joy - so overpowering - you could not contain it" ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
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