Thoughts for September- Leonardo Da Vinci, my latest hero

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Having a philosophical month.
I find myself intrigued by Leonardo Da Vinci.
More than the painter of the Mona Lisa (which I once queued up to see in Paris).
Genius, inventor, scientist and philosopher.
Born in 1452 yet making so much sense today.

The Seven Da Vincian Principles

Curiosity (Curiosita) – An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.

Demonstration (Dimonstrazione) – A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and willingness to learn from mistakes.

Sensation (Sensazione) – The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.

Smoke (Sfumato) – Becoming open to the unknown. A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.

Art and Science (Arte/Scienza) – Whole-Brain thinking. The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination.

The Body (Corporalita) – The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Balancing the body and mind.

Connection (Connessione) – A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.

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