Thursday, June 16, 2011

The mechanism of our own evolution

At each stage man has to abandon
the secure, the trusted,
and —for his present moment—
the ultimate.
At each stage he has to struggle
with the denying force of inertia.
He has to surmount a mental obstacle
as once he had to surmount biological obstacles.

If he succeeds, he learns more, understands more,
gets closer and closer to participating.
It may be that he is now required
to confront —and accept—
the mechanism of his own evolution."

Ernest Scott - 'The People of the Secret'

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