A Declaration of Love
Today I want to share a wonderful personal discovery with all of you. On my recent trip to Germany, someone from my audience gave me a letter which is believed to have been written by Albert Einstein to his daughter. I found it so powerful, and so deeply moving that I had to share it with the rest of my workshop clients. My translator read it aloud on stage, and by the end, many people were in tears. Today, I would like to share it with you.
Here's a link to the letter. Once you’ve read it, I’d like to talk over some of my own thoughts, but before that, you might consider just meditating on the letter for a while. I’ll still be here when you’re ready.
Finished? Alright, let’s talk!
Although there’s no telling for certain whether Einstein really wrote the letter, several of the people from whom I received it were from the area where he lived later in life. There is a prevailing belief among them that the old scientist changed during his final years in a way very consistent with the content of the letter. Even if he didn’t personally write it, they believe it was likely written by a family member, taking dictation or maybe writing down things they had heard from him.
Either way, this letter fits perfectly with ancient manuscripts on the nature of love and how it is at the center of everything. This is especially true of his insight into love and light. Love is the nonphysical, and light is the physical manifestation. I’d like to get a T-shirt made with his revised equation, where love replaces mass. It would probably say something like, E=LC2, and everyone would think it was a typo. Of course, if someone else actually wrote the letter, that’s a whole different scenario, but even then I think it expresses something true. I have every faith that this is the truth, that love is the most powerful force on earth, and that it is the one thing we all have in common. Not everybody wants money, or fame, or anything else you could imagine. But for thirty years I’ve asked my clients, “do you want to love and be loved?” I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that every one of them said yes.
I actually started using the analogy of a love atomic bomb years ago. It’s a wonderful parallel because of the physics behind nuclear explosions. It’s not like a stick of dynamite; it’s a chain reaction, jumping from one person to another and growing as it spreads. I quit saying it because people kept telling me its connotations were too negative, but then here it was again! Yet according to Einstein, the world wasn’t ready. That’s why the letter was originally kept private for many, many years. My question for you today is this: are we ready now?