Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday 11/29/09 - "QUOTE ME 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.
Prayer Girl


Andrea said...

I love Albert Einstein. Great quotes.
Blessings, andrea

Marla said...

Simple living. Such a wonderful and necessary way to live and yet so elusive much of the time. Great post.

Madison said...

Sometimes God's simple way is His Hand pushing our head to a pillow to rest. In times of uncertainty, there is no figuring it out. There's just living through it. I wonder if Einstein lived through half the stuff we do.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful thoughts. today...i find that i love mystery as gives God the opportunity to shine through in incredible ways.

Just Be Real said...

Albert had some interesting quotes there! Blessings to you dear. Hope you are doing better this day!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Wonderful reflections of a genius who seems quite like us!

wolfie185 said...

Great post, I too love Einstein,
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ... the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." This is one of my favorites and have posted it on facebook a couple of times.

Thanks PG

Pete Hoge said...

The mystery is a gift more
often than a source of frustration.

The result of mystery for me
is humility.

We have learned that humility
bolsters sober living.


sarah said...

this is great. I love the quotes and you're take on them....Have a great day. Sarah

enchantedoak said...

Thank you for your comments on my post today. I liked the notion of the apple--do something fine with it or let it rot, such are your choices.
I loved your post today. Especially that "the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." Einstein is a natural AA philosopher, isn't he? I have daily quotes from him at the bottom of my blog. Today's is:
"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
... Albert Einstein

Syd said...

I didn't know that he came up with the insanity definition. Very cool.