Some scientists think that tenacious effort, and knowledge acquired at universities, can lead them to create innovative solutions.
However, the best ideas are those that come from inspiring moments.
When the mind is quiet, suddenly that genius or at least an image appears as if it already existed previously in the Universe, and we were only receivers of it at that precise moment.
The point is, are we good receivers or not?
In our history, we have many anecdotes of scientists narrating their inspiring moments.
Let’s bring as an example the story of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of the 20th century.
Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, former Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1856, died at the age of 87. In his life, he had to overcome several diseases such as plague and cholera.
The production and distribution of electrical energy, the motors of most of the household appliances we use, remote control, or communication by waves are some of the more than 700 inventions or ideas of this Serbian inventor.
Tesla’s father, a priest of the Orthodox Church, was a very learned man, a poet, and a writer.
His mother, a housewife who devoted part of her time as a self-taught scientist to the development of small home appliances, was a person of great values and fortitude such as are not abundant today.
During his childhood, Tesla lived in a rural area, and from there, he developed a deep respect and love for nature and animals.
This feeling accompanied him throughout his life.
In his later years, he could walk more than 10 miles (16 km) contemplating nature and spent much time feeding and caring for pigeons.
Tesla says that he suffered from a strange affection during his childhood due to the appearance of images, often accompanied by intense flashes of light. They were of things or scenes that he had seen in reality, not of his imagination.
At first, he lived these experiences with great fear, but later, as a state of grace.
In fact, the most brilliant insights into his important discoveries and inventions came from these experiences.
In this connection, Tesla wrote:
“The gift of the power of the mind comes from the Divine Being who is God, and if we concentrate our thought upon this truth, we become attuned to His great energy.”
Tesla was a person who did not care in the least about money, so much so that he gave up the rights to the profits from every kilowatt of energy sold, which would have made him a millionaire.
His yearnings were always very altruistic, such as obtaining free and clean energy so that every citizen would have access to it without paying a cent.
We can summarize his thinking in a single sentence said by Tesla himself:
“If it does not aim at the improvement of human conditions, science is only a perversion.”
As we can see throughout his life, Tesla firmly believed in the existence of a Superior Being in God.
His main aim was to help humanity, and he was not in the least concerned with fame or money.
Today’s science is practically atheistic, denies the existence of a Higher being, and is very concerned about fame and the money it can make from patents.
In this framework of skepticism, which grows day by day, it is difficult for scientists to be good receivers of inspiring ideas that generate an improvement in the welfare of people.
The only way to resolve this crossroads is for humankind to return to a firm belief in God and for moral values to grow.