Inscription: The Power Of Observation

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“Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is Truth”.

  • Isaac Newton

Eyes that look are many; eyes that observe actually see and are rare. You look with your eyes but you see with your mind.  And to see accurately the mind must be trained.

The tragedy of life is not being blind but having eyes that look but don’t see. It is not about having a mind that can process thoughts but rather having a mind that can think its own thoughts from the premise of Truth and process such thoughts accurately.

It is not enough to acquire knowledge but it becomes grand to grow yourself by applying positive and relevant knowledge. It is not enough to want to succeed but rather it becomes profitable when the quest for success leads to the transformation of our character, thinking, and beliefs to attract the kind of success that elevates.

 It is not enough to produce the result you desire in an event but rather it becomes sustainable when you master the process of producing the results you desire and continually improve on the process.

When you think your own thoughts you will plot your own path and blaze the trail that leaves an enduring legacy.  


Once upon a time a young English man while vacationing on his grandmother’s farm, was relaxing and engaging in thinking time, lying on his back under an apple tree. An apple fell to the ground.


He began asking himself insightful questions, “Why does the apple fall to the ground? Does the earth attract the apple? Does the apple attract the earth? Does each attract the other? What is the universal principle involved?

Isaac Newton through creative thinking unraveled the answers to these questions which led to his discovery of the law of gravitation.

 “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

  • Isaac Newton


Do you create thinking time each day to engage in intentional thinking? Or are you just activity-driven? Do you enjoy your own company in moments of aloneness and quietness? Or do you always want to be around someone or doing something whatever it may be? What do you habitually think and how do you think what you think? What do you dwell upon in your thoughts? What information or suggestions do you accept in your mind?

Are you open-minded or are you close-minded? Do you believe that there are principles you do not know exist and can alter the course of your life and those of others?

Can you embrace a higher perspective and the better way even if it means radically changing long-held beliefs or opinions about a specific subject matter or aspect of life? Or do you think that what you know and how you see life is all there is and it is accurate? Do you pursue the greatness around you to unravel the greatness within you? Or do you rest on your laurels and settle for the status quo?

Are you driven by excellence or do you settle for mediocrity? Are you on a truth quest or are you on a feeling-good quest? Can you see the big picture? Or are you blinded by your present circumstance? Do you have big dreams? Or do you settle for smallness while wishing for greatness? Are you love-centered and contribution-driven? Or Are you fear-ruled and self-centered?

What rules your mind will drive your life and what drives your life determines the outcome of your destiny. To move up to the next level you must move up in your thinking and perspective.

You make new contributions to life when you shed off the old thought pattern by growing in your thinking to become the best version of yourself, elevating your consciousness. Only by elevating your consciousness can you be able to elevate your contribution to life or usefulness in the domain of life.       


Sir Isaac Newton, a Mathematician and Physicist dedicated his entire life to contributing significantly to the field of science as he was never married.

Considered to be the father of physics, Newton discovered the universal laws of gravity and the laws of motion. He was also responsible for working out many of the principles of visible light and he invented calculus.  

His groundbreaking laws helped scientists understand more about the motions of planets in the solar system and of the moon around the Earth.

Sir Isaac Newton died in his sleep at age 84. 

The inscription on the monument — originally written in Latin — reads: 

Here is buried Isaac Newton, Knight, who by strength of mind almost divine, and mathematical principles peculiarly his own, explored the course and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, the tides of the sea, the dissimilarities in rays of light, and, what no other scholar has previously imagined, the properties of the colors thus produced. Diligent, sagacious, and faithful, in his expositions of nature, antiquity, and the holy Scriptures, he vindicated by his philosophy the majesty of God mighty and good, and expressed the simplicity of the Gospel in his manners. Mortals rejoice that such and so great an ornament of the human race exists! He was born on 25th December 1642, and died on 20th March 1726.” The date of his death on his monument is given in the Julian calendar.

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