“All the means of action – the shapeless masses – the materials – lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Call me a heretic, but I believe that each and every person on earth has in him the potential to express genius in relation to his quotidian affairs. This genius is not manufactured; it is not the product of human strength, rather, it is born into expression whenever and wherever there is a pure and yielded heart and a supple mind.
Genius is not the result of trying, it is the natural consequence of letting﹣letting the fears, worries, resentments, judgments, wants and doubts recede, so that the genius within can shine through unimpeded. Hunt, gather and pant no more, for all that is required is at hand.