Time magazine recognized Albert Einstein as their “Man of the Century” in 2000. The article focused almost exclusively on his contributions to science, especially quantum physics. As you can discover in the topic forum on this website focused on quantum physics, Albert Einstein was also one of our great mystics. It is because of these two seemingly incompatible capabilities (quantum physicist and mystic), that quantum physics became the point at which science and spirituality connected. To be clear, it is a connection, not a merger.
There are many Albert Einstein quotes that I love, but this is one of my favorites: “That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”
Another is, “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.”
Einstein’s associate, David Bohm, who Einstein believed had the clearest understanding of quantum theory stated that out of all of their understandings from quantum physics that it became clear that there was a “guiding hand” in the universe. From the wisdom traditions and our own inner knowing, we know Who that is.
In my most recent book, My Wisdom Inspired Life, a Provocative True Story, I dedicate an entire chapter to the role that science, especially quantum physics, played in my wisdom inspired life.