Most of us grew up believing in fairytales as little children but many have given up on the idea of magic, the make-belief and the Happily Ever After over time. But, the quality of our lives depends more on our dreams than on our decisions. What we think and what we know is important, of course, but what is even more important is the state in which we make our decisions. In other words, our lives depend more on our intentions than our actions, more on our imagination (and the ability to hope and to dream) than our actual reality. Knowledge is limited to time and space, while imagination is infinite and full of possibilities for change, growth and innovation. Imagination is where the dreams are made. It’s where hope lives. Imagination is full of light, power and magic.
That day was October 2017 and those notes were sold for a combined $1.8 million.
So what was in those notes?
It was Einstein’s thoughts on how to live a happy and fulfilling life– his “theory of happiness”. One of the notes read “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness” and the other read ” Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Albert Einstein, a German physicist, has transformed the way we see the universe. In addition to his theory on light, energy and relativity, Einstein had left lots of wisdom behind, including his theory on happiness and ONE very important advice:
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”Albert Einstein
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to what we know now and understand, whereas imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”Albert Einstein
I think it’s time we develop the theory of happiness or “fairytale formula” to encourage people to dream big, become the hero of their lives and enjoy the gift of life through the present.
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Olianna Portnoy is an author, entrepreneur and motivational coach. She was born in USSR, and raised in Montreal, Canada, where she graduated from McGill University with a BA in Social Sciences. She now lives in the City of Dreams, with her dog, Mimi Bear.
To learn more, follow her on social media @oliannaportnoy or her dog @followmimibear.
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