Interesting quote on making mistakes:
"All Children are creative - What young children will do is take a chance, if they don’t know something they will have a go. They are not frightened of being wrong. Now I don’t mean to say that being wrong is the same thing as being creative, but what we do know is if we are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. By the time they get to adults most kids have lost that capacity, they have become frightened of being wrong, we stigmatize mistakes, where mistakes are the worst thing you can make and the result is that we are educating ourselves out of our creative capacities. I believe this passionately that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it or rather we get educated out of it."
- Darren Laver http://www.creativeskillcamps.com/coaches/darren
People talk about children as if they are different from adults, and while there are physical attributes that differentiate the two, the rest of the attributes are the same for all human beings. The difference is that most adults grow up "thinking" they are quite different, and there is truth to this belief. The differences have to do with children being free of enculturation and adults being imprisoned by enculturation. We are marvelous creations and we have creation within us for the purpose of creating and in order to create, one has to make mistakes. Edison made 100,000 filaments that didn't work, in order to make one that did work to create the light bulb. Note that he made 100,000 mistakes. The current system as we know it doesn't want anyone making mistakes, because they deviate away from conformity and begin creating what works for them through trial and error. Those who run the system depend on your being conformed to their way of obedience to what is a great payoff for them. Your pay off is crumbs compared to what they make off your limited labors. This leads into the next quote that came to me:
"If you do nothing, you are guaranteed nothing." - Sherman R. Buck
Along the same line of thought about being a creator being:
“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” - Pablo Picasso
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
What does it take to have no doubt in one's consciousness? It means letting go of fear, of the need to have another validate what you are intuiting/knowing from within. The problem of doubt arises due to living in an insane world where anything that goes against the norms is wrong. Unfortunately, this sort of "thinking" comes about from looking external to oneself. Doubt is also based in judgments; don't judge.
This gives rise to another quote about reality; your reality. Do you choose to go along with the status quo and be imprisoned and limited or do you choose to embrace your marvelous brilliance as a one of kind creation and express that:
"Allow no one's reality to become greater than the reality you've chosen." - Risa D'Angeles
Here's an interesting piece I found on limited being:
Achieve nothing: Little advice for getting nowhere - http://zemalf.com/1316/achieve-nothing/
Another article entitled: Everything We Know Is Wrong – Part One: Education Is Fatal http://evolationmedia.com/everything-we-know-is-wrong-part-one-education-is-fatal/
Carl Jung's journal, called the Red Book, was printed in 2009, and you can read a bit about him and his journal here. I found the article refreshing as it touches on what goes on within one's inner world as one goes through the process of transforming out of the insanity of the enculturated we are intellectualized into in order to be civilized. I saw a TV documentary in 2001 about Jung and it showed images from his journal that he had illustrated himself. To say that I was stunned was an understatement, as it expanded my understanding of him that I had gotten from "modern psychology" classes in college, of which had sanitized him and psychology into intellectual tidbits, leaving out the authentic parts. And having just finished reading the NY Times article about the Red Book and the process the author went through to get it published, I feel a sense of joy because I realize that the world can begin to become acquainted with the waking up process and what goes on within the psychic realms. I went through much of the same process of waking up from my own cultural insanity to find my own authentic self again. I can see that it is time to start writing my own books about this process, as more and more people are going to need to know and understand what the process entails. Waking up is not some undertaking where one reads books, talks about what one is thinking about and presto. NY Times Article