Definitions: (1) something that can, but has not yet, come into being; expectant possibilities; unrealized inevitabilities; (2) a latent yet undeveloped excellence or ability
Derivation: Latin, “powerful”
Saying: Whatever there is that ought to be, can be.
Quote: What lies behind us and what lies before of us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what lies within us out into the world, miracles happen. — Henry Stanley Haskins (1875-1957) Stockbroker
Reflection: Potentials are actuals waiting to be made real; and every actuality opens up new options of unforeseen potentials.
• One’s greatest limitations are those imposed upon oneself.
• Blame is often, yet only sometimes correctly, placed on someone else for a failure to realize a potential.
Symbols: 1) the egg; 2) the night; 3) delphinium flowers [possibilities]« Back to Glossary Index