Actually, I have hardly any idea of the science Albert knew and even invented. Sure I understand the broad outlines of relativity, but only in the same way that I have a crude and naïve understanding of how Hendrix turned guitars into chaotic and passionate love affairs.
But I believe that I do know the most important thing Einstein knew: that our world, our universe, our lives–none of it is what it appears to be. Another dimension, perhaps an infinite series of dimensions, exists above and beyond the tangible and linear movie that goes on in front of our small and believing eyes.
The patent clerk who had the greatest epiphany in the history of life put it all in a neat little five character equation and then walked away, leaving the world tilted upside its head:
Forget my amateur summary of all of this. If life isn’t what it appears to be when we are in the midst of the show, how do we know:
Only if we truly accept the fact that what we know pales in comparison to what we haven’t a clue of, then are we fueled up for a life of discovery that is at the same time dangerously unpredictable and wildly exhilarating.
The fact is, the wisest man in history knew that we all know hardly anything at all…and half of it is wrong.
That was his gift to all of us.