Day 25: Glimpse on Nikola Tesla

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The mind, housed by the brain, is one fascinating human faculty. Scientists and other people amazed by the mind are bombarded by this complex but somewhat ‘magical’. It’s come to our attention that the  universe is an ocean of energy, everything being made up of energy including the mind. Thus the notion that we are all connected. ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne really helped illuminate the wonders of the mind, but study of the mind dates back to the 18th century. The likes of Wallace Wattles, Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy and Neville Goddard expounded on the power of the mind and actually put to practice what they preached. Though it’s how Neville Goddard and Nikola Tesla put their minds to practical experience that got me really hooked on the science of the mind.

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Empire, now Croatia. He was the fourth of five children. He was an inventor, physicist, electrical and mechanical engineer. Tesla, the SI unit for magnetic influx density, was named after him. That should jog your memory if you are there wondering who this Tesla guy is. No? What about the Tesla coil? Nothing? You should read more. He was a genius in my opinion, I don’t know if his IQ reached Einsteins level, but he was a genius nonetheless. Though due to poor choices on his part, he dropped out of university. He went on later to work with Thomas Edison among other people in the process of inventing things you can’t imagine living without today. He believed that everything we need to understand the universe is virtually around us at all times, but we need to use our minds to develop real-world devices to augment our innate perception of existence. He died lonely and broke at age 86.

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Tesla designed the first hydroelectric power plant in Niagara Falls, New York, harnessing the power of the waterfalls he had marveled at since childhood. He invented how light can be harnessed and distributed. No, it wasn’t Marconi who invented the radio but Tesla. The X-rays, laser, electric motor, remote control, wireless communication and limitless energy are also among Tesla’s list of inventions. Yes, he was that phenomenal that at some point he was deemed a ‘mad’ scientist.

That’s just the tip of the ice berg. What really fascinates me more about him is the fact that he visualized his concepts in the mind, from beginning to end before he actually built on his inventions. In his imagination, he would check and re-check if there were any faults with his devices before hand and improved on the if need be. That makes you wonder how much power the mind has over life. That also confirms the fact that fiction later on becomes fact and that everything begins and ends in the mind. Tesla is a perfect subject on mind matters but definitely not just confined to him.

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