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Saturday Dec 18, 2010

Fly Boys

Flight Origami

Readers of this blog already know my aversion for using ‘wish’ and ‘hope’—weak debilitating words that stifle the creator within.

From An Artist Empowered:

While wishing randomly arranges nothing, wishing upon a star makes for dramatic imagery, giving one ‘hope’. It is the waking dream, however, with its conscious intent that has the prowess to alter matter and the course of your own evolution, which is your history in the making.

The Wright Brothers, for example, had a waking dream and solved what had stumped the greatest minds through the ages—from Leonardo da Vinci to Alexander Graham Bell. Wilbur and Orville Wright didn’t wish or hope to fly. They had a conscious intention and inspiration that they could build a powered flying machine, and that is how humanity got off the ground.

“Persistence, a belief in themselves, and a healthy dose of engineering smarts led the Wright brothers to succeed,” says Tom Crouch, Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

How many times have you heard this remark: I wish she’d do this or that. Can you sense weakness, the victim mentality, and why such a request goes nowhere? Alas, our poor yokel ponders, I must suffer to avoid a confrontation.