Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago by instinct or reason; it has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who derives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the present time. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static, our hopesare in vain; if kinetic - and this we know it is, for certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of Nature. -"Experiments with alternate currents of high potential and high frequency" (February 1892)
I wrote this quote: "Science and spirituality are synonymous" in response to the national enculturation divisions that exist between science and religious views, and the desire to open peoples' minds to the concept of the possibility of reconciliation between the two ideas as not only synonymous, but ideally logical and consequential to an acceptance of spirituality that makes sense in the real world.
I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven and likewise their disciples and apostles; I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one indivisible art; I believe that this art proceeds from God and lives in the hearts of all illuminated men; I believe that he who once bathes in the sublime delights of this high art, is consecrate to her forever, and never can deny her; I believe that through art all men are saved."
There is a mythology that solving problems today will reduce the number of total problems in our world tomorrow. The reality is that the universe promises to deliver more. Nature resists a vacuum. We always want more than what we have and the gaps between dreams and reality represent the problems we strive to solve.
The fact that no amount of problem solving will ever reduce the net number of problems in our world is a fact that does one of three things. It creates the paralysis of resignation; it sends us into a fury of denial trying; or it liberates us to realize that the only way out of the dilemma is through an honest commitment to an appreciative focus. Once again, gratitude is the highest intelligence.