It's hard to believe that one of the most beautiful love letters ever written was written by a scientist like Albert Einstein.
We would all think of poets, writers, and songwriters, but instead a rational and empirical mind managed to create this magnificent work.
Einstein had not only a great mind, but also a great heart, and this letter, dedicated to his daughter Lieserle, confirms it.
"When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I am about to reveal to convey to mankind will also face misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.
I ask you to guard the letters for as long as necessary, years, decades, until society becomes advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.
There is an extremely powerful force that science has not yet found a formal explanation for. It is a force that encompasses and governs all others, and is even behind every phenomenon operating in the universe, and has not yet been identified by us.
This universal force is LOVE.
When scientists were looking for a unified theory of the universe, they forgot about the most powerful invisible force.
Love is the Light that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity because it makes some people feel attracted to others.
Love is power because it multiplies the best that we have and enables humanity not to fade into its blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals itself.
It is for love that we live and die.
Love is God, and God is love.
This power explains everything and gives meaning to life. It is a variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love, because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to control of his own free will.
To show love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation.
If instead of E = mc2 we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the square of the speed of light, we come to the conclusion that love is the most powerful force because it has no limits.
After humanity's failure to use and control the other forces of the universe, which have turned against us, we urgently need to nourish ourselves with a different kind of energy.
If we want our species to survive, if we want to find the meaning of life, if we want to save the world and every living thing that inhabits it, love is the only answer.
We may not yet be ready to make love a bomb, a device powerful enough to completely destroy the hatred, selfishness and greed that ravage the planet.
But each person carries within him or her a small but powerful generator of love, the energy of which is waiting to be released.
When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Liselle, we will confirm that love conquers all, is capable of surpassing anything and everything, because love is the quintessence of life.
I deeply regret that I have not been able to express what is in my heart, which has been beating quietly for you all my life. It may be too late to apologize, but since time is relative, I must tell you that I love you, and thanks to you I have found the ultimate answer!"