Yes, we do have the potential to bring forth the unprecedented potential of human energy, creativity, and vision. We therefore need to align ourselves with this potential.
When you are not fully present in the moment and completely focused on what you are doing, you are missing the experience. You are cheating life. You are cheating yourself.
Perhaps we worship a guru so blindly and surrender so willingly due to our own self-doubt, the reluctance to acknowledge our own innate understanding, insights and wisdom.