Sichtweisen von Entscheidungsträgern
Pitcher beim Wurf
Folgende Anekdote stammt aus der Feder des amerikanischen theoretischen Physikers John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008). Selbst ein Empiriker Wheeler überdachte er die unterschiedlichen Standpunkte seiner beiden Kollegen. Die Einstellung des Realisten Albert Einstein wich ab von der Möglichkeit, die Niels Bohr einräumte. Der dänische Quantenphysiker glaubte, dass ein Kollaps der Wellenfunktion Partikeln, wie beispielsweise Elektronen, ihre ausgeprägte Wirklichkeit übermittelt.
Drei Schiedsrichter werden darüber interviewt, mit welcher Methode sie beim Baseball-Spiel die Bälle als Gewinn- oder Verlustpunkte werten. Jeder Schiedsrichter erging sich in technischen Details und erläuterte, wie er sich bestenfalls hinter den Catchern positioniert. Der Journalist forderte alle drei Experten auf die Frage ''Wie entscheiden Sie wirklich? zu antworten:
|Der erste Schiedsrichter, ein Empiriker, rühmt sich:||"Ich werte Bälle so, wie ich sie sehe."||Vergangenheit|
|Der zweite Schiedsrichter, ein Realist, behauptet:||"Ich werte Bälle so, wie sie sind."||Gegenwart|
|Der dritte Schiedsrichter, ein Potentialist, sagt:||"Die Bälle existieren überhaupt nicht, bis ich sie werte."||Zukunft|
Zitate zum Thema Möglichkeit / Possibility
Wahrlich, wahrlich ich sage euch: Wer an mich glaubt, der wird die Werke auch tun, die ich tue, und wird größere als diese tun. Johannes 14, 12 (NT)
Er [Jesus] aber sprach: Was bei den Menschen unmöglich ist, das ist bei Gott möglich. Lukas 18, 27 (NT)
- So manche Wahrheit ist lange oder ganz unwirksam geblieben, allein deshalb, weil die Möglichkeit, dass sie Tatsache werden könne, nicht in Betracht gezogen wurde. Nur in dem Maße, als durch den Geist eine Gesinnung des Friedens in den Völkern aufkommt, können die für die Erhaltung des Friedens geschaffenen Insitutionen leisten, was von ihnen verlangt und erhofft wird. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) deutsch-elsässischer Arzt, evangelischer Theologe, medizinischer Missionar, Kulturphilosoph, Humanist, Organist, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1952, Autor, Die Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben, Verlag C.H.Beck, 10. Auflage 9. Oktober 2013
- In den Experimenten über Atomvorgänge haben wir mit Dingen und Tatsachen zu tun, mit Erscheinungen, die ebenso wirklich sind wie irgendwelche Erscheinungen im täglichen Leben. Aber die Atome oder die Elementarteilchen sind nicht ebenso wirklich. Sie bilden eher eine Welt von Tendenzen und Möglichkeiten als eine von Dingen und Tatsachen. Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) deutscher theoretischer Physiker, Entwickler der Heisenbergschen Unschärferelation, 1927, Physiknobelpreisträger, 1932, Autor, Physik und Philosophie, Hirzel, Stuttgart, 2000, 7. korrigierte Auflage 1. Dezember 2006
Barth führt aus, dass der Mensch nicht dazu berechtigt sei, Gott hinsichtlich der Existenz des Bösen anzuklagen.
- Mit der Unbestimmtheitsrelation wird behauptet, dass es, wenn man bis zu den Atomen absteigt, eine solche objektive Welt in Raum und Zeit gar nicht gibt und dass die mathematischen Symbole der theoretischen Physik nur das Mögliche, nicht das Faktische abbilden Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) deutscher theoretischer Physiker, Entwickler der Heisenbergschen Unschärferelation, 1927, Physiknobelpreisträger, 1932, Autor, Der Teil und das Ganze. Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik, R. Piper & Co. Verlag, München, 1969, S. 100, Taschenbuchausgbe 8. Auflage August 1996, 1. November 2001
- Was in einem schwachen Feld eine Möglichkeit ist,
wird in einem stärkeren Feld zur Wahrscheinlichkeit und
in einem Feld der Unendlichen Macht (wie etwa der Göttlichkeit) zur Gewissheit.
⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, FU Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, Kapitel 3, Inhalt und Kontext, S. 68, 2008
As I do these things, so shall ye do them, and greater things. John 14, 12 (NT)
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18, 27 (NT) New International Version, 1984
- Strive for the impossible. That is where the new will emerge. Nicanor Perlas III (*1950) Filipino activist, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, 2003
- Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. Doris Lessing (*1919) British writer, source unknown
- Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.) Roman Emperor (161-180 AD), last of the "Five Good Emperors", important Stoic philosopher, author, aphorism
- What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. Anthony Robbins (*1960) US American life coach, motivational speaker, self-help author, source unknown
- It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) leading South African anti-apartheid activist, prisoner for 27 years during apartheid, first black president of South Africa (1994-1999)
- The present is pregnant with the possible. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably very wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishible from magic.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE, FRAS (1917-2008) British inventor, futurist, novelist, science fiction author, Profiles of the Future. An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible, essay Hazards of Prophecy. The Failure of Imagination, The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., Phoenix, 1962, new revised edition 14. Dezember 2000
Wikipedia; Clarke's three laws of prediction
- Short version of The three laws of prediction
- "It's completely impossible — don't waste my time";
- "It's possible, but it's not worth doing";
- "I said it was a good idea all along."
- To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century
- These places of possibility within ourselves are dark because they are ancient and hidden; they have survived and grown strong through darkness. Within these deep places, each one of us holds an incredible reserve of creativity and power, of unexamined and unrecorded emotion and feeling. The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep. Audre Lorde (1934-1992) Caribbean-American activist, poet, writer, Sister Outsider. Essays and Speeches, S. 36, Crossing Press, Trumansburg, New York, 1984, reprint edition 1. August 2007
- The average is indicative of a trend, not of a necessity or of a universal truth. Often, it is those outside the norm, the exceptional ones, who point to the truth of what is possible. Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. US American organizational behaviorist, writer, lecturer on Positive Psychology in Harvard University, IDC, Herzliya, Israel, Happier. Learn the secrets of daily joy and lasting fulfillment, pg. 138, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007
- Revolutions destroy the perfect and then they enable the impossible. They never go from everything is good to everything is good. There is a lot of noise in the middle. If we look at the music business; first the Internet destroyed the record label business. And only now is it enabling independent musicians to get heard. Seth Godin (*1960) US American entrepreneur, public speaker, author, cited in: educational documentary The Future of Learning, presented by Ericsson – Networked Society, YouTube film, minute 17:21, 20:17 minutes duration, posted 19. October 2012
Thousand year huge old oak tree
natural monument, Borlinghausen, Germany
- Yes, a key can lie forever in the place where the locksmith left it, and never be used to open the lock the master forged it for. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) Austrian British philosopher, CV, S. 54, 1946
- Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) Dutch graphic artist, source unknown
- So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) US American actor, film director, producer, activist, screenwriter, author
- We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) US American football player, coach, executive
- There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great [Alexander III of Macedon] (356-323 BC) king of Macedon, ancient Greece
- If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate. Steven Wright (*1955) US American comedian, actor, writer
- Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it. Chinese proverb
- Lead, follow or get out of the way. Expression in the US American Air Force
- Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) US American science fiction writer, science fiction novel Time Enough for Love, G.P. Putnam's Sons, June 1973
Quotes by David Hawkins
- It is best to be prepared for the fact that the world has little or no understanding of such a state or the actual necessity for such a transition. […] The eventuality of a major leap in consciousness is seldom taken into consideration as a serious possibility, much less a likelihood, amongst most spiritual aspirants who, unless forewarned, may not have made anticipatory plans. […] The emergence of progressively higher levels of consciousness requires periods of adjustment and thus, worldly function may be impaired. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 262-266, 2006
- Within a certain context and to a certain degree all things are possible. At the same time they are not. […] It's the error of mixing levels. […] You can walk on water at this level, if you try it on that level you are drowned. What's true at one level is not true on another level. […]
You see what applies to the abstract level may not necessarily apply to the concrete. […] It is true but only within a certain context. [Limitations are humanness, protoplasm, gender, age, space and time.] Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Advaita. The Way to God through Mind, 3 DVD set, August 2002
- We have innate within us, a tremendous, intense, powerful devotion. We don’t have to develop it, we only have to rediscover it. There is within us already pre-existent, an energy of such enormous power that one summons up that power to relinquish any and every attachment that stands in the way. You won’t find the willingness to do that within the ego structure. The ego will instantly give you an argument why it should not persist in the direction that it is positioned. So, one has to reach deeper within oneself. At the very innate core of one’s being is a spiritual power of enormous strength, which alone can accomplish the impossible. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Integration of Spirituality and Personal Life, Poco Diablo Resort, DVD 2 of 3, minute 00:33:15, February 2003
- The field is invisible, all encompassing, without space and time, forever and always present, the infinite. The human mind cannot conceive it. It is exquisitely gentle and powerful. The field is infinitely powerful, like a giant electromagnetic field with no ending. The field is so powerful that it includes all potentialities. Within the field, potentiality is actualized by intention. Karma is innate potentiality. If you continuously hold a thought, it will become happening. Otherwise no one would become enlightened. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, DVD 1 of 3, opening lines, 16. October 2004
- Potentiality becomes actuality when conditions are favorable. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Vision, 3 DVD set, 25. February 2005
- Potentiality becomes actuality under appropriate conditions. What is one of the conditions? Intention! Intention drives all spiritual evolution … your intention. The intention is part of the outer field. By intention potentiality becomes actuality. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Transcending Obstacles, 3 DVD set, 3. September 2005
- The fact that you are created as a human is subject to the laws / karma of protoplasm. […] You can control, you can transcend things within a certain context. […] Within a certain context and to a certain degree all things are possible. At the same time they are not. […] It's the error of mixing levels. […] You can walk on water at this level, if you try it on that level you are drowned. What's true at one level is not true on another level. […] The spiritual sophistication is the discernment of levels. At the [consciousness] level of 600 you stop mixing levels. […]
You see what applies to the abstract level may not necessarily apply to the concrete. […] It is true but only within a certain context. [Limitations are humanness, protoplasm, gender, age, space and time.]
[…] Your capacity to control or change things is quite limited actually. On the one hand the miraculous is possible and yet at the same time you're not really limited either. They seem like conflicting statements, but actually they are not. They are two different contexts. Dr. David Hawkins, Sedona Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, audio sample, 7. January 2009
Englische Texte – English section on Possibility
Batter, catcher and umpire
Following anecdote was designed by the US American theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008). Empirist himself, he described the perspectives of his colleagues: the realist Albert Einstein and the potentialist Niels Bohr who believed the collapse of the wave function gives particles like electrons their distinct reality.
Three baseball umpires are being interviewed about how they decide whether to call a pitch a ball or a strike. Each umpire talked about his positioning behind the catchers and other technical details. The interviewer challenged all three of them, "How do you really decide?".
|The first umpire, the empiricist, said:||"What it really comes down to is, I calls 'em like I see 'em."||Past|
|The second umpire, the realist, stated:||"My eyesight is just a little better, but |
I calls 'em the way they are."
|The third umpire, the potentialist, smiled and said:||"They ain't nothin' until I calls 'em."||Future|
Optimists versus pessimists
Optimists tend to be more stress-hardy, more happy, draw less illnesses and live longer.
Pessimists tend to be much less happy, draw more illnesses and die earlier.
The founder of Positive psychology Dr. Martin Seligman distinguishes pessimism and optimism by differentiating the attributional styles of people.
take life's challenges [job loss, disease, divorce] as a
personal, pervasive, permanent threat (the 3 Ps).
|Realistic optimists |
take life's challenges more stress hardy
by seeing them as possibilities for change for the better.
|They take difficult situations in life as personal.||They see things realistically as a challenge for ingenuity and change.|
|They see problems as pervasive.||They keep a sense of sovereignity – in areas where they (still) have it.|
|They see their problems as permanent. |
"It is never going to change.]
|They have a commitment to a world view that expands possibilities.|
The impossible dreamer Don Quixote – Robert Fuller
| Impossibility ✿ Possibility|
|༺༻||Impossibility: Reasons for failure||Possibility: Reasons for success anyway|
|1.||An interior witness acts as an impartial judge of our shifting fortunes, tracking our wins and losses.||Our notion of selfhood is misconceived. Autonomous, independent beings we're not.|
|2.||As individuals, our point of view is inseparable from our personal history.||"The successful man adapts himself to the world, the loser persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the loser."|
[Paraphrased.] George Bernard Shaw
|3.||When we think we've won, Nature moves the goal posts.||We can as well program intelligent machines to incorporate the better angels of our nature as to reproduce our pathologies and pursue our depredations.|
|4.||Dreams shatter on the rocks of reality; imagination runs aground on the shoals of practicality.|| |
|5.||We desire the eternal, but are bound in time.|| |
|6.||The heart, formerly the seat of the soul, is now seen as a pump made of muscle.|| |
It is impossible...
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- It is impossible to make others see where they have made a mistake.
- It is impossible to be carried to a secure and peaceful harbor on a ship
crafted by anxiety or fueled by fearful feelings.
- It is impossible to gain real happiness at the expense of someone else's pain.
- It is impossible to genuinely elevate yourself by pushing another person lower.
- It is impossible to take advantage of others without living in secret fear of them.
- It is impossible to realize the fulfillment of the Divine as long as we remain
filled with ourselves.
- It is impossible to rise above any fear or worry whose root we have not found,
uncovered, and removed from our own present misunderstanding.
- It is impossible to receive forgiveness in life without having learned what
it means to freely forgive.
- It is impossible to wish another person any kind of ill, for any reason,
and not be made sick ourselves.
- It is impossible to resist or hate any condition in life and
learn from it at the same time.
| Source: ► Guy Finley (*1949) US American songwriter, musician, philosopher, spiritual teacher, writer of self-help books|
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Links zum Thema Möglichkeit / Possibility
- Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE, FRAS (1917-2008) British inventor, futurist, novelist, science fiction author, Profiles of the Future. An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible, essay Hazards of Prophecy. The Failure of Imagination, The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., Phoenix, 1962, new revised edition 14. Dezember 2000
Wikipedia; Clarke's three laws of prediction
- Stanislav Grof, Czech US American transpersonal psychologist, consciousness researcher, When the Impossible Happens. Adventures in Non-Ordinary Reality, Sounds True, Incorporated, 1. April 2005
- Auriela McCarthy, The Power of the Possible. A Book of Hope and Inspiration, Beaufort Books, Inc., 31. January 2008
External web links (engl.)
Audio- und Videolinks
Audio and video links (engl.)
- Video presentation by Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar The Levels of Consciousness: Subjective and Social Consequences, 3 DVD set, March 2002 – Infinite Potentiality, YouTube film, 9:12 minutes duration, posted 1. March 2012
- Audio presentation by Auriela McCarthy, US American author of The Power of the Possible. A Book of Hope and Inspiration, Your Relationship with You. The Most Important Relationship, presented by EnergyTalkRadio.com, program The Power of the Possible, host Auriela McCarthy, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 3. August 2009