My name is Ron White, and I am a memory speaker. I enjoy researching Albert Einstein and learning new things about what made him the man that he was. I would like to share some insight with you about this great man.

Albert Einstein loved to play musical instruments. Although he may not have been a virtuoso, he played from his heart, and it was during these times of peace he got his greatest inspirations. His sister, Maha, truly enjoyed watching him play the piano and often she and their mother would play duets with him. She said that he almost lost himself in the music, and all of a sudden he would stand up and yell, “Ah Ha! I’ve got it!” 

Albert Einstein used music and reading as a time to get away from his work. When he was having a hard time solving a problem he would simply walk away from it for a while and allow his mind to rest. He was not running away from the problem, but allowing his mind time to take a break so it would come to him.

When we open our minds to wander freely we stumble upon the answers to our problems. Diversion is a great release, and by allowing your mind the freedom to let go, and not concentrating on a problem until it becomes bigger than it actually is, you will find you are able to ‘fall into’ the answer without stressing.

Einstein had a theory for living: “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” He obviously felt the way to true success was to balance your life with work, play and the ability to know when to speak out. He knew that ‘All work and no play makes John a dull boy,’ and Albert Einstein was anything but dull!

He also understood that if you look at something too long you continue to see the same thing. By allowing yourself distance you can see what you were looking at from a different angle, and perhaps solve the puzzle. Einstein chose music or reading as his method of relaxation. Since stress is a great blocker to clear thinking, he realized that by removing himself from the stress he would be more open to clearer thought.

Many companies are now encouraging their employees to take breaks and clear their minds – and have even set up gyms or meditation areas to ‘put their money where their mouth is.’ Creative problem solving workshops include exercises established to take a person’s focus off the problem at hand, and help them to tune into the source of inspiration and guidance that brings them a relaxed state. The more relaxed the mind the more open to new ideas.

How do you find your Ah Ha! moments? Do you play a musical instrument or simply lay on a blanket in the park and stare up at the sky? No matter how you choose to open your mind and allow new thoughts to flow, you will find that relaxing will lead you to where you may not have dreamed of before.



Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein: Stanford University –

The World As I See It, An Essay by Einstein:

My Life As It Unfolds – 7 Lessons From Einstein: