“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.
2 thoughts on “Celestial Fire”
Genius is so much more than mental swiftness or cleverness. It is born from the wellspring of invisible wisdom and power that gives birth to all life. It is unique to each circumstance despite always being based in fundamental principle. It is inherently integrated with all other expressions of true genius, never in competition. Its roots are eternal, but its expression always new. A refreshing consideration!
Wonderful quote! What is the potential for a creation that is…”made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”?