Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We Don't Know That We're All Geniuses

Have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night with a seemingly brilliant thought or idea?  What did you do?  Did you get up and write it down or commit it to memory OR did you just let it go?

Let's get philosophical today...

Yesterday, we discussed evidence, particularly as it pertained to health.  The point of that discussion was to remind you that your body gives you concrete evidence as to the intelligence of the inner workings and happenings within your body.  Now, this is not educational intelligence; that comes from learning.  No, the intelligence you're born with is inside you - it's natural.  It requires no conscious thought process on your part.  It just is.  It's just there.  We see it all the time.  The fact that you develop in utero and are born 9 months (ish) later is proof of it.  No group of scientists in the world can create living cells out of nothing, but your body creates trillions in less than a year and then spends the next 80-100 years recycling the old ones and making new ones.  Every day, every hour, every minute, and every second of your life, that intelligence - call it what you will - is at work, giving us evidence of how infinitely powerful it can be. 

My question is: why ignore that?  You've just been given today plus five other days worth of reminders of it in this blog, so why ignore that intelligence?  In this case, I'm not JUST talking about ignoring it in relation to health, but in relation to every part of your life.  I had a patient recently tell me that "writing a book" was a passion.  Hadn't done it, yet.  Why not?  "Busy."  I'm very busy.  I write all the time.  I'm writing a book.  I got the idea to do so from a dream, backed up by a suggestion from my wife.  If I can, why can't anyone? 

We're always connected to that internal intelligence.  It's there all the time.  I'd love to see more people dedicated to studying how we might tap into that. I'd love to see more people embrace some of the thoughts that they receive throughout the day.  "I want to open a yoga studio" - Great!  Do it!  "I want a new job" - Great!  Go get one!  If you keep telling yourself to do something and you don't do it, you're selling yourself short! 

BJ Palmer referred to a "genius" as someone who tapped into the innate intelligence within, took those ideas and ran with them instead of questioning them.  Thomas Edison got the thought that he should harness electricity into a bulb to illuminate a house.  Boom.  He did it.  The same thing happened with the guy that developed the computer, the iPhone, the LCD TV, etc.  They didn't say, "Eh, I can't do that."  They did it.  And people call them geniuses.  The difference between them and you is they embraced their ideas and maybe you haven't, brushing them aside for, honestly, no apparent reason.

I've got a friend that wants to open a drive-in movie theater.  Everyone tells him that it's yesterday's news or that it costs too much or that "dreams are just dreams."  What do you think?  Do you think that, after ten years of the same dream, that he should just keep ignoring it?  Three college students in Mississippi opened a very successful drive-in theater in 2011.  They had an idea, got investors, and made it happen.  They're living a dream.  Why can't my friend?

Tap into your inner GENIUS.  

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