I’ll tell you the answer, but first you must ask yourself the question. What do they have in common?
What do they have in common?
The personalities above are all men with power exercised under a monarchy. Which means that this statement is true: “people with power under a monarchy share certain qualities.” This doesn’t mean that every monarch will share these qualities, or that these are always the same for each monarch.
Rather, it means that if you look across all of history at monarchs and the people who worked with them, there will be some specific similarities related to their power being exercised within a monarchy.
Now that you have this idea in mind, ask yourself two more questions:
1. What qualities do the people above share?
2. How is this reflected in their personalities? 1.What qualities do the people above share?2.How is this reflected in their personalities?
You might be surprised to find that your answers will contain as many similarities as differences between these six monarchs and the people who worked with them. For example, you realize that these qualities are present in each of the six:
Honesty, courage, intelligence, and wisdom (in that order) Honesty, courage, intelligence, and wisdom (in that order)
The reason this is a surprise is because if you were asked to think of a monarch or a king or an emperor during your life—perhaps even as recent as your grandfathers—you might not have said they were honest or courageous. You might have even thought of them as being the opposite.
But these qualities are not related to the character of just one man. Rather, they are human qualities, or universal qualities. And like all human characteristics and traits, they can be found in every single person.
To illustrate this point I want to show you a diagram of nine circles (nine monarchs). Each circle is made up of a particular combination of four circles. You’ll see that one person is shown as the center circle and surrounded by eight other people with different personalities and abilities.
This is called an “as-linked” diagram, and it shows how the same combination of circles can be found in more than one life (in this case nine different monarchs).