Tag Archives: Einstein

a season for hope …

The season for hope is nearly here and yet many believe that hope is only a dream.   Hope is knowing that tomorrow can be the start of something new, something grand, and something wonderful.   Hope is having the ability to not only dream but to watch that dream unfold in your own life.

Albert Einstein has been quoted saying, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”, and what wisdom exists in those words.  Learn what we can from the past, live in the present and enjoy what it brings and then hope for a better tomorrow.

Rekindle the dream, let a new light shine on the dream, and then with hope and determination shape that dream piece by piece into a new reality.

Let hope live within you as you pursue your dreams.

waiting for a miracle?

Miracles happen every day, something unusual, something out of the ordinary, something very special happens each and every day.   Often these events are missed in the hustle and bustle of daily life.   Who stops to recognize the sunrise?   Who stares at the stars in the sky?   What part of life are you missing because it is often moving so quickly that it becomes a blur?

Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. “

Which way do you want to live your life?

the problems we create

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein

How often do we start out to change our lives by using the same tools, same resources, same ideas, and same patterns as we did before we set out on the big change initiative?

In the world of coaching one of the goals is to provide tools to the client so that they can view their desires from a whole new approach.   Finding a radically new question or thought that hadn’t been examined before can generate insight.   The insight might generate some new goals for change, and perhaps new values (at least values that were present before).   “Ah, yes!”, might be the words that run through the mind when a new approach to an old problem is revealed.

Wouldn’t it be great to greet an old problem with a new potential solution?  Wouldn’t it be great if new patterns of behavior emerged that provided a new path to success, significance and joy?

For many, many people seeking meaning, seeking purpose and not just seeking but finding purpose, joy and meaning is core to life.  Without joy, without meaning, and without purpose life has more moments of gray than white or black.  Life is missing the intensity of both reward and understanding if we sit in a pool of gray.  

It goes back to this idea, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

 

Reflect

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”  Einstein

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”  Lao Tzu

Take a moment and reflect on this past week.

What did you learn?

Did you thank someone?

Did you find joy in your week?

Did you find peace in your week?

Write down the high points from the past week?   Can you repeat them?

Take a deep breath – exhale – relax and refresh your mind.