The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see ~Winston Churchill
Today, I visited the (Eye Doctor) and bought me some new glasses. A very simple pair of frames nothing fancy with a two-tone flair (black up top and grey at the bottom). And for the life of me I couldn’t stop starring at all the pairs of glasses on the wall racks. It made me think of the future and what’s possible. It made me question what it is that I know to be true about my future. It made me think differently about my own level of creativity, and whether I was truly tapping into the infinite potential that has been locked up within me.
How further back should we look into order to pierce into the farther reaches of our future selves? How can our past failures shape our future destination? What are some ways that we can raise the bar begin building a new civilization? For those who understand the language of architecture design, building permits, construction, urban planning, and land use; then ancient civilization doesn’t come off as a construct that’s old and outdated.
I think Winston Churchill was on to something explaining that “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” How far is back? Winston Churchill actually said, “The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.”, and although they both point to a past performance dictating a future reality it makes a lot of sense with regards to looking at past civilizations. In Ecclesiastes 1:9 it states that “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thingunder the sun.
And if there is nothing new under the sun where should our focus be then? Should we be focusing on our ancient civilizations for inspiration and hope for a brighter tomorrow? Whatever lens or framework that you ascribe to your future success, it is undeniable that our ancestors operated in a supreme creative nature.
So, the question is how do we take control of our destiny by Looking into the Future? There is a great depth to this question that for some may take some research and tons of digging to actually uncover a truth. The wellspring of knowledge that lies at our disposal is vast. We just need the means to open up our eyes and be able see beyond our present circumstances. It is not easy to pick up your outdated framework and dump it into a new world.
Too much light too soon can blind any person, so there must be a process of refining and recalibration. Life is a series of steps and it is not wise that you skip any or you will travel in a circle; until you reckon with the idea that you must change and or create a new world for your new constructed consciousness to dwell in. Osho, elaborates more about this in The Book of Understanding “creating your own path to freedom”; when he mentions that we are going from the known to the unknown to the unknowable.
It seems like the more we learn about life the more we begin to grasp how little we actually know and understand. You must keep letting go of what you know to be true about life. You must constantly create money in your mind and build your financial structure mentally. The past, present and future is happening simultaneously in the same moment. It’s here for you now. Clarity, Intuition, Empathy, Focus and Decisiveness leads to Higher Creativity. Just move beyond the failures of yesterday and create a new reality. Tap into the unknown.