[…] “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” […]
distilling pinpoint strength
essence of knowledge
a master’s laugher
skies and rivers
taking out the trash
the heat of the sun
Albert Einstein is one of my favorite geniuses. His personal life was often turbulent and his pacifistic efforts during his youth were a beacon to many who saw war as a barbarous solution for international problem solving.
A man who walked the world trying to seek the reality of the universe lived according to his own precepts of concentrating all his strength to become a master of research.
To understand the quote I think I should remember that the main characteristic of Einstein’s genius was intuitive, he was a non-conformist. He concentrated yes on his cause, not as a passive student but with a constant questioning mind.
Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Use That Quote