2. It’s rare in this world to find, or be a selfless person. Focus on being that person for others. A pure heart offers unconditional support.
3. Keep your struggles to yourself, and work quietly to resolve them - you are in control internally of how you outwardly manifest them. Focus more on what you can do to relieve the suffering of others.
4. People will judge you, hate you, ignore or be annoyed by you. Don’t ask why, even if you don’t understand. They’re entitled to their reasons. Respect them as you would respect all individuals. Understand that there is no greater critic than yourself - it’s the harshest one of all. Be an internal warrior; Transcend the mind.5. Sometimes silence, solitude and introspection reveal the best answer.
6. Just do the best you can each day, and always be kind to others.
Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren’t these the same questions as last year’s [physics] final exam?
Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.
Sir James Jeans
in an interview published in The Observer (London), when asked the question:
Do you believe that life on this planet is the result of some sort of accident, or do you believe that it is a part of some great scheme?
I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental, and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe… In general the universe seems to me to be nearer to a great thought than to a great machine. It may well be, it seems to me, that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a universal mind.
What remains is in any case very different from the full-blooded matter and the forbidding materialism of the Victorian scientist. His objective and material universe is proved to consist of little more than constructs of our own minds. To this extent, then, modern physics has moved in the direction of philosophic idealism. Mind and matter, if not proved to be of similar nature, are at least found to be ingredients of one single system. There is no longer room for the kind of dualism which has haunted philosophy since the days of Descartes. Sir James Jeans addressing the British Association in 1934.
Finite picture whose dimensions are a certain amount of space and a certain amount of time; the protons and electrons are the streaks of paint which define the picture against its space-time background. Traveling as far back in time as we can, brings us not to the creation of the picture, but to its edge; the creation of the picture lies as much outside the picture as the artist is outside his canvas. On this view, discussing the creation of the universe in terms of time and space is like trying to discover the artist and the action of painting, by going to the edge of the canvas. This brings us very near to those philosophical systems which regard the universe as a thought in the mind of its Creator, thereby reducing all discussion of material creation to futility. Sir James JeansThe Universe Around Us page 317.