"QUOTE ME SOME EINSTEIN, PLEASE!"
Genius words from Albert Einstein and some of my simple thoughts:
"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion. "
I believe his statement would be perfectly acceptable in an Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon meeting. Our beloved program is spiritual, not religious.
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
Who is crazy? You? Me? At times, what a slippery question that can be. When it gets too slippery I sometimes end up in a murky, hazy place with no clear answer. Very confusing.
"God always takes the simplest way."
God takes the simplest way while I'm busy getting lost in the complicated corridors of my mind.
"I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind."
I long for simple thinking, simple love, simple peace, and simple serenity. My body and mind wish to be still and know that God is in charge of everything and that I am not God.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Now I know that this well known AA phrase came from Mr. Einstein.
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."
Loneliness is a terrible feeling. It lives deep down inside and can come out when I am depressed, too stressed, experiencing too much change all at once. It can be crippling. When this happens, I feel powerless over the emotions it engenders. I have to call out to God, "Help me!"
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ... the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Mystery - give me more of it. I always experience God in the middle of mystery or what I call miracle.
Happy Sunday to all of you.