Carol Sanford
24 min readSep 9, 2023

Heeding Einstein’s Admonition : A White Paper on Regeneration’s Significance

By Carol Sanford, Founder, The Regenerative Paradigm Institute

Einstein gave us what may be the most important caveat for our task of seeking to make the world better, to make the work we do in the world more whole, and the work on development of human beings deeper, faster and more likely to succeed. He wrote his admonition repeatedly and I found it shows up over a dozen times — with few variations in the message. He clearly knew it was one of his most important capabilities and wanted others to be able to engage in the same way he was imploring us to consider. Here are five examples.

· “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

· “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

· We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

· “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

· We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

The question is, what is Einstein’s intentions here? What does he mean to direct us toward? And, how do we learn to do this? Here is a plausible interpretation and how it relates to our thinking processes, and regenerative thinking specifically.

Carol Sanford

Sr Fellow Social Innovation, Babson |# 1 AmazonBest Selling/Multi-Award Winning Author | Regenerative Paradigm Educator