“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein
Einstein! You wise bastard! I love this quote for so many reasons. Number one, because it’s true. Number two, because it blows your mind. Number three, because it ties physics to spirituality and the concept of eternity. Number four, because it asks us to question what we consider to be real.
My studies over the years have led me to believe that when science gets to the point of understanding how time works at its core, they will unlock the keys to our spiritual nature, as well. It’s physics but it’s also zen. All that mumbo jumbo about if you let go of the past, you can live more fully in the present? Well, it’s totally fucking true! Because it’s physics. Check out this cool book: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. There’s a PBS special based on the book, as well.
Any energy worker worth their salt can see this too. Investment in past traumas or experiences interpreted as hurtful can act like anchors- literally holding people back from placing their full energetic attention on the present. It’s because their energy is literally still back there, behind them in the past. That’s why forgiveness work can be so powerful. It releases that energy from the past and makes it available in the present. Enough said- Einstein, you are invited to dinner. We’re having noodles with butter.
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”- Unknown
I wish I knew who spoke or wrote these words so I could give them credit. Anyone who has ever suffered from depression or loneliness knows this quote to be true. I think a new policy should be instated at the soul level (whoever is in charge of that, pay attention.) Everyone should be given a true friend at birth that will be a guaranteed BFF from childhood until the day they die. Totally accepting, validating, and seeing the best in us. So much can be accomplished when you have someone to remind you of how precious and good you really are.
This begins a weekly sharing of my favorite quotes. Sure, you can find most of them on this page I’ve created, but isn’t it nice to take a minute to savor them one a time?
“Creativity is the antidote to destruction.” – Trey Anastasio
Yes, it’s that guy from Phish and yes I’m a freaking hippie. But, really. This is a great quote. It even applies to my 3 year old at those moments when he is really invested in tearing things up in his room. Destruction at its purest. He usually has no interest in coloring, but pull out the art spinner machine (just like they used to have at school fairs,) and the boy gets crazy with the paint. Loves it. Give him something to create and he will stop destroying.
On a more personal note, if I’m not creating something- either every day or at least once in a while, a little part of me feels like it’s dying. I think that is true for a lot of people. Creativity doesn’t just build the world, it builds us up too.