Everybody is a Genius

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 
— Albert Einstein

When Einstein said “everybody is a genius”, he was being literal. The human body contains within it the answers you seek, specifically for you. 

This is not selfish. This is evolution.

Your purpose combined with your passions, which all may stem from your DNA combined with your environment, are guiding you to the genius within.

Don’t let anybody tell you you’re not a genius, because you are.

Even if you don’t know it yet.

The Power of Your Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”
-Albert Einstein

Einstein knew it.

Buddha knew it.

Jesus knew it.

& not only did they know it, they realized & embodied it – Imagination.

They of course had their own unique methods for sharing one of the most misunderstood truths within humanity, but they shared it.

It baffles me sometimes that we never learn about this in school – The Power of Imagination. We are almost always taught the opposite – Conform. Don’t question your teachers & adults because they are right! yea, that’s a big joke.

Ego has dominated the 20th century but it is loosening up in the 21st century. What we need now is Soul. Real Soul. & it’s happening.

Imagination comes from the Soul – True Imagination, & all the great spiritual teachers & great scientists understood this. That Imagination is not just some surreal & futile function of the human mind, but that it is playing a huge role in the manifestation of humanity & the lives of all beings.

“The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
— John F. Kennedy

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
— Romans 12:2

You have been gifted with the power of imagination. You can let it go to waste or you can learn more about it & play a role in the evolution of humanity.

The choice is truly yours.

Think Like da Vinci: Connect the Unconnected

One warm and sunny afternoon, hundreds of years ago outside Florence Italy, in Fiesole, Leonardo da Vinci took a walk to the hills to study and sketch flying birds. He was fascinated with bats, birds, kites and anything that could fly. 

As da Vinci was studying flying birds he had the idea to combine the thought of flying birds with humans. How can they relate? He wondered, which led him to coming up with the new concept of “flying machines” for humans. Throughout his life he sketched a number of flying machines which he drew centuries ahead of the time when actual progress could be made toward making these machines.

Leonardo da Vinci’s innovative thinking helped “plant seeds” for future generations.

Let’s call this thought-exercise of da Vinci’s “Connecting the Unconnected” because that’s what he called it, haha. He wrote in one of his notebooks that he used this exercise for creative inspiration, and although he suggested others can use this method to inspire brilliant ideas, he wrote about this strategy in a mirror-image reversed script that only he could read. This was a secret sort of backward handwriting he created that you would need a mirror to read.

His innovation was evidently limitless.

In the year 1500 da Vinci discovered that sound travels in waves by using this thought-exercise. Here’s the story:

One day when he was standing near a well he noticed a stone hit the water while a bell went off in a church tower close by. He observed that the stone caused a ripple effect, making small waves until they disappeared. By focusing on the water ripples and the sound of the bell, he dwelled in how they could be connected and came to the conclusion that sound travels in waves.

Yea, wow…I guess this is what genius is.

140 years later, Marin Mersenne was the first to measure the speed of sound in air. Again, da Vinci was ahead of his time.

Einstein is also known for using a similar method of “connecting the unconnected” or “thought experiments” which is how he came up with e=mc².

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” 
Einstein

Einstein is also quoted with saying:

“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”

So if you’re looking for new ideas, want to be more creative in life, or just want to overcome boredom, try connecting the unconnected. See what innovating ideas you can come up with, and you never know, they may just end up changing the world.