Albert Einstein said "Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by mastery of obstacles on our adventurous way up."
Much like our personal growth as we stretch from one stage of life to another.
As your view widens, you awaken yourself to exploring and discovering new paths. New avenues. New opportunities.
Awakening is being keenly alert. For me, it showed up something like this last Saturday. Walking slowly through Barnes and Noble, I catch title of a book: Poetry.....by Michelangelo? While looking up a definition in a dictionary, I happen past another definition: Zephyr. (a warm, gentle breeze.) Never did I know its name though I have felt its comforting as I always felt a Zephyr was God whispering "Everything will be ok". And wasn't Albert Einstein a Scientist? Reading above quote, I surmise he was also quite a philosopher.
It is taking Barn and not destroying it to create something else. It is taking knowledge and beauty of barn and applying its lesson, form, structure and artistry into skyscraper (or museum, cathedral, home or bridge).
These bridges create links. That web that brings our past to ] our present and our present to our future. The invisible bond that unites us with classmates post graduation and colleagues from workplace to workplace after transfers, buyouts and mergers and entrepreneurialism intervenes. That magnetism that draws us. The energy of Renaissance whose changemakers studied lessons of Classic Roman and Greek eras and applied them to their transforming world.
Connecting past to present and present to future and possibilities with practicalities. As you grow, view gets both wider and deeper. Your mind understands more as connections become more vast: like an endless highway stretching beyond your wildest imagination.
Yesterday road stretched out before us as we crisscrossed our home town. Going nowhere and anywhere we meandered along path from Northeast part of Bakersfield to Oildale and back to Northeast Bakersfield. Driving down Manor Street towards our Beloved Melodrama Musical Theatre I had a thought: I could start here in Bakersfield and drive literally anywhere in both North and South America.
I could start here, today, and take a trip all way to Tierra del Fuego in South America and then hop a ship to Antarctica.
If that was true yearning of my heart, I could do exactly that. In my beloved Chevy Astrovan, our possibilities were limited only by need to continually keep engine filled and maintained as we keep our end goal in sight. Modifying, tweaking and adjusting along way we could transverse entire Pan American highway from frigid coldness of Alaska to warmth and jungles of Central and South America to familiar feeling climes of southern South America to frigid cold of other side of world.
I could start that journey in this moment from this place. Right here. Right now. Just as you can start journey your heart is yearning to take. Right here, right now.
Looking to connections, links and bridges we notice human body. We see how all its pieces work together: circulatory system is an amazingly complex structure which is actually comprised of three parts. Pulmonary circulation, coronary circulation and systemic circulation manage to collaborate to create and continue our lives.