“Each individual carries within them, a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.” ~ Albert Einstein
I came across this letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter, Lieserl a few years ago when I began writing my international bestseller, Being Love, and today’s post is dedicated to sharing it with you. It inspired me then and still inspires me today especially in a world that desperately needs love. I wrote my book on love because of everything that Einstein state’s in his letter. It’s his testimony to the power of love and its ability to heal ourselves, each other, and our world.
Here are just a few cliff notes from Einstein’s extraordinary treatise on love and ones that guide my life:
- LOVE is a powerful universal force that includes and governs all others.
- LOVE is light that enlightens those who give and receive it.
- LOVE is gravity which attracts people to others.
- LOVE is power because it multiplies the best we have.
- LOVE unfolds and reveals.
- LOVE is God and God is love.
- LOVE explains everything and gives meaning to life.
- LOVE is the most powerful force there is because it has no limits.
- LOVE is able to transcend everything and anything.
- LOVE is the quintessence of life.
- LOVE is the only answer if we want to save our planet and every sentient being on it.
In the late 1980’s, Lieserl, the daughter of the famous genius scientist, donated 1,400 letters, written by Einstein, to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with orders not to publish their contents until two decades after his death. In today’s post I share one of those letters written for Lieserl Einstein by her father explaining that the most powerful force in the universe is LOVE.
“When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.
I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.
There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and even is behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.
When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force. Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.
Love unfolds and reveals. For love, we live and dies. Love is God and God is Love. This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.
To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of E=mc2, we accept that energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.
After the failure of humanity in the use and control of other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…
If we want our species to survive, if we want to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.
Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy hate, selfishness, and greed that devastate the planet.
However, each individual carries within them, a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.
When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.
I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer!”
Open your heart and release the energy of love that you are!