© Article by Dr. Daniele Trevisani from the book The Soul Box. Ancient Wisdom meets Human Potential Research. Thoughts for Self-Expression, Inner Energy and Life
Aut vincere aut mori
Either to conquer or to die
Those who engage into Human Potential research are winners from the very start.
They are winner morally. But they have to take into account and incorporate the idea that failure will become a life companion, because the challenges are sometimes so large, huge, enormous… challenges against giants that seem so much bigger than us, and it seems useless to even try.
Well… some battles require us to adopt the Latin motto “Either to conquer or to die”, because there is really no sense in staying in the middle. Not for the battles that really matter.
- Ridding the world of poverty, hunger and misery?
- Making of every human being a happy creature?
- Knowing the nature of man?
- Understanding how the universe works?
Utopias, some say. Challenges, say others.
There is heroism around. There’s always been. It is found in anyone’s life will refuses make compromises with his/her values.
You find it everywhere. It appears in the eyes of someone who feels the spirit of research, the desire to understand, the desire to challenge ignorance, to change things for the better.
All these battles are worth fighting. If you are ready to lose, you can start. If you are interested in fighting, I’ll give you some good reason to fight. Coaching is about finding tools, training, and weapons, for your fight. We will fight this battle together.
“Yes, you’re right,”
Liu Kang said.
“We will all die, but not today, and not in this battle!”
Pay attention here. I’m not talking necessarily of physical battles, fights or verbal arguments. There are enemies that deserve the clash but these are nothing compared to the mother of all battles: the battle for knowledge.
Searching a cure for a disease is a battle. Fighting injustice is a battle. The attempt to find clean energy for mankind is a battle. The desire to revolutionize transportation systems worldwide. When we will be able – thanks to “flying cars” or any really innovative transportation system – to live in a place and work in a place 2.000 km far, we will be really free, mankind will understand what freedom really is, it will be possible to revolutionize the concepts of jobs and living. Many call these ideas utopians: I like to call them “drivers”.
A battle is also the freedom to dream and fly with your mind.
Projects are nothing but fantasies put into practice.
We must give everyone the opportunity to study. We must feed people’s thirst for knowledge. An army of researchers with the common goal of exploring the depth of Human Potential is extremely powerful, it is an army that will defeat the darkness. We do not do it just for material satisfaction; we do it because it is right to do it.
Ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret
Nothing deters a good man from the performance of his duties
Personal Energy is the key for many challenges. From daily tasks as growing kids into conscious adults, to the study the most distant phenomena of the universe, or the inner processes of the mind. All of these challenges require strength and energy.
Energy is what you need to be able to dare, to travel with your mind, to go beyond current limitations. To dare is already an act. Without daring, no action that goes beyond the “status quo” (the given condition) is even possible.
Audere est facere
To dare is to do.
The fight lacks no enemies: physical suffering, pain, hunger, or intellectual misery, wherever it is. The fight against ignorance, the fight against bullying, violence, arrogance, intimidation, mental prisons, regimes and religions of oppression, of mental control over “thinkers” that refuse to give up, refuse to obey to the rule that generates the “Spiral of Silence”, a place where you cannot speak, you cannot dare, you cannot look beyond, you cannot state a different opinion.
Humanity is a sewer but there are also flowers in that sewer and every human being can flourish if nourished phisicall and mentally with good ingredients. This is the view of Human Potential.
Those who say that there is nothing to do for that, have already lost, mentally.
These are all battles. And we are so small against these giants. But we will fight anyway, and we will be more and more. 300 heroes defeated the Persians, and the Spartan Spirit is everywhere. It’s also inside me and you.
 Dialogue from Mortal Kombat: Existence. Chapter 9. Published: 09-12-06 on website http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3150667/10/Mortal_Kombat_Existence
© Article by Dr. Daniele Trevisani – http://www.danieletrevisani.com – Copyright. Adapted from the book The Soul Box. Ancient Wisdom meets Human Potential Research. Thoughts for Self-Expression, Inner Energy and Life