The Six Mistakes of Man:
- The illusion that personal gain is made up of crushing others.
- The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
- Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
- Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
- Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and study.
- Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. – 43 B.C.)
“Recognized geniuses may be rare, but genius resides within all of us. There’s no such thing as “luck,” or “accident” in this cosmos; and not only is everything connected to everything else, no one is excluded from the universe – we’re all members. Consciousness, like physicality, is a universal quality; because genius is a characteristic of consciousness, genius is also universal. It follows that that which is universal is available to each and every person.”
~Power vs. Force by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
What Dr. Hawkins is telling us here is that the process of creativity and genius are inherent in all of humanity. The potential genius resides within everyone – it simply waits for the right circumstances to express itself. We all can recall moments in our life when we made a brilliant move or decision, or said exactly the right thing at the right time, without quite knowing why.
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod is washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
- John Donn (1572-1631)
We may all look and act differently, but we’re all interconnected in some way. Though it looks fragmented, all humanity is one.