I've met some very confused people during my lifetime.
And for years I had no idea why they were so confused.
They seemed to be very intelligent to me, but something always seemed to keep them from realizing their potential.
Then, one day the reason... the how... the why... humanity is so confused became clear to me.
I was reading one of my favorite books when the answer jumped out at me... I had read it before, but it had never "spoken" to me like this until that moment.
No matter where I go and meet people, I see so much intelligence and insight within each of them. However, many of them do not see it in themselves. They are confused.
I believe that there should be peace on earth and the only way that can be achieved is by reclaiming clarity of thought by seeking and accepting help from other people.
One of my greatest wishes it that the curse put on humanity many years ago be cast aside. Fear and distrust and a focus on the differences of mankind keeps humanity from achieving any goal it wants to accomplish.
I prefer to agree with Nelson Mandela who pointed out that...
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
That is not the quote I told you I was reading that explained to me why humanity is so confused.
This is that quote... from the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible
"6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
The part that people pay attention to the most in this quote is the differences.
That attitude encourages separation because we fail to see the common traits that bond each of us.
The part of the quote that is often ignored or overlooked is...
"Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." - The Lord
Once we recognize our weaknesses and work with others... whose strengths... combined with our strengths... give us the ability to achieve anything we desire.
What do you want to accomplish?
Who will you partner with to insure success?
Do you see your future any clearer now that you know you can achieve your goals?
Remember, the breath of life is that spark of energy inside each and every cell. You can achieve because you carry the same spirit as everyone else. (That is another topic for a future article.)
Who are we to doubt our talents... our capabilities... our limits... when we network with others?
After all... He did say that "NOTHING WILL BE RESTRAINED FROM" YOU!
Until next time...
Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate
p.s. - What quotes do you know that support what I've shared with you? Add them to the comments section below so all of us can look past our differences and attain clarity of thought together. - gfb3