HJ: In modern times, we have come to think of genius in terms of mathematical ability. However, this is a highly limiting frame as it ignores the fact that genius can exist in any area of experience/life. The truth is we all have the capacity for genius, but sometimes there is internal work that needs to be done to release it. We have been presented with so many stories of child prodigies that we forget that not everyone shows signs of genius from a young age. A perfect example is Albert Einstein, who notoriously struggled in school, but later went on to become one of the most influential figures in human history.
The key to releasing your personal genius is tapping into your life purpose and then getting out of your own way — meaning doing the inner work necessary to remove all blockages towards expressing your highest potential. For most of us, this involves cultivating self trust, acceptance and ultimately instilling confidence in ourselves. These three things are an incredibly powerful triad that basically free you , in many ways, to become unlimited in your potential and begin experiencing and expressing your inner genius.
There are other skills, frames of reference, knowledge and levels of understanding that can facilitate the process, but again, you simply need to unlock your own potential through doing the inner work. In the thoughtful and insightful article below by Tapasyogi Nandhi he reveals many techniques ancient yogis and rishis used to help students and aspirants tap into their own inner genius.
The Genius of Consciousness
The innate genius now awakens as we become savants.
Various studies on savants show the correlation of the left brain with the right brain that attributes this genius.
The “awakened" conceptualize the vastness of spiritual beingness or connectivity to the infinite with the practical facets of thinking from the inspired flow that enables them to excel in what they do.
While Albert Einstein considered one of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century, has transformed scientists’ understanding of physics and astronomy with his theories, the intellect of Einstein himself has remained misunderstood.
Ever since pathologist, Dr. Thomas Harvey harvested the scientist’s brain in 1955, researchers have tried to crack the mystery of Einstein’s genius by observing that brain.
Now scientists think they’ve found a clue. A new study, published in the journal, Brain, on September 24, 2013, suggests that the two hemispheres in Einstein’s brain were unusually well connected.
All scientists of ancient India’s past were yogis—awake and liberated beings who could think outside the box of the mind. Spirituality’s offspring is consciousness that adheres and creates newer frontiers for humanity as in intellect and realities.
In the yogic philosophy is the chakra system wherein, the crown chakra, when awake, is called the sahasrara(thousand petals of the lotus awake). Once awake, the petals, as awareness, forever stands awake. This awakening experience is like stepping out of one level of consciousness to another higher level while understanding the concept of freedom as being liberated from the mind as in its limits and past momentum of thoughts.
When we have a near death experience or a powerful experience of awakening, we have, ourselves, lifted beyond the limits of the mind and forever, the way we think and perceive our realities have changed. In this state, is the purest state of joy ever experienced and there is no reason (or all the reasons) that is behind this state of joy.
This experience has been expressed by sages of all cultures and religions throughout the world. The yogis of the eastern traditions describe this as the lotus having blossomed with the joy states mentioned as bliss. The yogis attribute the state of bliss as in being Lord Siva, the form of bliss. This is, in reality, the depiction of all religions, the Spirit having the human experience.
Almost immediately after this spiritual experience, the pursuit into even deeper thresholds of seeking for more of this joyfulness begins. This seeking can be described as God, Infinity, Source, Supreme-Self and all other characterizations. Some are born with this awareness while others are activated into this awareness at some point in their life. The moment such awareness is activated, most persons plunge deeper into uncovering the states of joy.
While a few of those who have experienced this first awakening take to a lifelong meditative effort, as the monks and yogis, some return back to the normal realities of the society as in marrying, having children and running a household, having a career and holding responsibilities.
In the mystical path of the Siddhars, returning back to the society to serve humanity from the highest consciousness has been indicated to be the fastest way to evolve.
When awake and in the society’s structures of responsibility, there is a different perception to how we spend each of our moments, our definition of time, our way of perceiving what success is and our ability to understand life at its best and worst situations. All this, as in thinking from a higher place of consciousness and then relating to the mundane realities faced, is the linking of the left brain and the right brain.
As in physical exercise, where the muscle gets stronger with each day, this exercise is the mental exercise of relating the left brain and the right brain.
These are important teachings of the Sages to exercise the left brain and the right brain and in the process, be the genius in our doings:
1. Go to a new country or new location, leaving behind the past.
By restarting our life with awareness, we avoid past habits that were limiting and lead every thought from the intent of where we wish to be. Relocation now stimulates the right and left brain as in relating to each and there is much progress from being a seeker to becoming a master.