PIERRE TEILHARD de CHARDIN wrote:
"The egocentric ideal of a future reserved for those
who have managed to attain egotistically the extremity
of 'everyone for himself' is false and against nature...
The outcome of the world, the gates of the future,
the entry into the super-human --
these are not thrown open
to a few of the priveged or to one chosen people
to the exclusion of all others.
They will only open to an advance of all together,
in a direction in which all together can join and find completion
in a spiritual renovation of the earth...
No evolutionary future awaits man except in association with all other men"
Our evolutionary future awaits a consciously evolved being; in touch across spatial and temporal barriers in higher thought. To work towards a consciously evolved state requires an inner intention and discipline. It requires a conscious struggle to remove ourselves from an automated behavioural state, reacting in pure response to environmental cognition, to a state of perception and meaningful inter-relationship. Everything is connected, and yet most connections are fulfilled without conscious knowledge. A force of intention, of will, to allow a harmonious perception in the design of life is needed. To be of heightened intellect is not the same as being clever. It is not a dry intellect, a scholarly realm, but instead is the state whereby one knows what needs to be done, by understanding the quality and pattern of events, and responds to it appropriately, without distorted emotion or emphasis.
Such qualities can be worked upon through inner observation of oneself. To monitor one's own thoughts, actions, responses, physical and mental feedback. To be aware of one's state at all times fosters a greater mental functioning between both brain hemispheres, which fires up latent neurones, and thus increases brain activity which itself promotes heightened cognition - what one may call 'intuition'.
New capabilities and functions come into being according to one's need - therefore increase the need!
Will, intention, discipline. And then there's the synergy of love.