The Truth Behind A Letter From Albert Einstein On The Universal Force of Love
My sister-in-law (owner ofHand, Heart and Soul) recently posted a letter she found from Albert Einstein supposedly to his daughter on the Universal Force of Love.
It touched me so much, I had to do a bit of research into it. This is what I love about the internet and social media postings – you start researching interesting topics you had never even known existed! Most places you find this letter, it is prefaced to his daughter Lieserl.
Upon doing a bit of research though, I found that it was actually Albert’s step-daughter Margot who a year before her death in 1986, donated 1,400 private letters from Albert Einstein to friends and family to the Hebrew University with instructions not to publish them for 20 years after her death. By July of 2006, the University had published and made them available to the public.
There is a lot of mystery behind Einstein’s daughter Lieserl, even a suggestion that she passed away from fever by 2 years old; others suggest she was put up for adoption as there is almost not much mention of her after her second year.
So really, no one is sure who this letter is written for, they just know it was part of this batch and is so beautifully written, with such a great message, that I want to share it with you today.
As with all writings, we can take from it what we most resonate with. It is the heart of the letter, the explanation of the Universal Force of Love that speaks so loudly and needs to be heard and understood!
A Letter From Albert Einstein on The Universal Force of 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 is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet 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 die. 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 the 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 the 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 are 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 the 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, 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! “.
Pretty powerful, right? I find so much truth here. My biggest take away –
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 die.
Love is God and God is Love.
Malibu Mama Loves Xx