Note: You're reading this
article in conjunction with Power To Stand: A Course In
Greatness (TM). When the article speaks of vision,
it refers generally to human consciousness and
A Visionary Is Your Birthright!"
of a wild stallion, a majestic lion, a magnificent
eagle. These great animals are born with certain
powers that give them their "greatness."
think about human beings. Our claim to greatness is
vision. Vision gives us confidence, power and
purpose. Vision gives us the power to venture into the
unknown, to blaze new trails, to create what never existed
man or woman without vision is like a great stallion without
its legs, a lion without its roar, an eagle without its
away any animal's natural power to guide and protect
its senses of sight, hearing
and smell and what happens?
It becomes afraid, reactive, hesitant.
It no longer has its natural power to guide itself, and it
seeking comfort and safety. The once great animal will
die a little more
teach the animal that it is wrong to be strong, to be great, to
act in accordance with its nature. Punish the
stallion for running free, the lion for roaring and the
eagle for flying.
once great animal is not just fearful, violent and
reactive... now it also is ashamed of its power, ashamed of
its natural greatness.
would it be like to be such an animal? Would your life
become one of... quiet desperation?
gives human beings our natural greatness is
vision away from a person, and even teach him that it is
wrong to follow his or her vision. And what
of us become fearful, self-doubting and timid. Others
become depressed. Many of us seek to escape with
addictions. Others resort to anger, hatred,
violence. Some become irrationally selfish, doing
things that hurt themselves and those they love. Still
others of us just never come to experience the deep inner
peace and satisfaction they deserve.
this is NOT "human nature."
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