Below is a collection of Quotes By Albert Einstein. Despite his obvious brilliance Einstein was a very simple man, both in the way he lived life and saw the world.
Sometimes we can benefit from stepping back from the hustle and bustle of modern living and becoming more simplistic about what we really want and need.
I remember many years ago going to Lake Toba and to Samosa Island, the home of the Batak People. What was strange, was that they seemed to want what we had and I certainly wanted what they had; a very peaceful and uncomplicated life. http://www.tribaltextiles.info/Countries/Indonesia/Indonesia_Batak03.htm ;
At that time my business was going through a particularly difficult time and the stress seemed insurmountable. Following that trip I decided to do something about it; and do it I did. Today my life is so much more meaningful, simple and enjoyable.
The most important thing I have learned is that happiness is an inside job. In that, it is what you experience internally that makes you happy. The quality of your thinking, the amount of peace and calm you experience on a daily or hourly basis, being able to love and accept yourself without judgment or condemnation; to name but a few! The major consequence of self love is your ability to attract more love towards you; we attract what is the focus of our mind!
Love and Happiness create good and beneficial Neurotransmitters, Hormones, Peptides etc. to flow through our body (and mind); these chemicals regulate stress! So, in this sense, the experience of Love and Happiness becomes a stress prevention strategy, as opposed to a stress management one; and we all know that prevention is better than cure?
I sincerely hope the wisdom of Albert offers you an insight to the futility of material acquisition; that is if you are doing to as a means to pursue happiness. Enjoy!
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."
"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
"The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat."
"When asked how World War III would be fought, Einstein replied that he didn't know. But he knew how World War IV would be fought; With sticks and stones!"
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S RELATIVITY."
"Sometimes one pays the most for the things one gets for nothing."
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not totally sure about the universe."