Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Every child is born a genius

Thomas Edison said, "Every child is born a genius. But the reason why most people do not function at genius levels is because they are not aware of how creative and smart they really are."

I had never thought of myself as being a genius, and if in thinking about it would make me so, then I will try to think that I am. So I try and I try, but as hard as I try I can't make myself believe it and I ask myself "Why?"

Vincent Van Gogh said, "If you hear a voice within you saying, 'you are not a painter,' then by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced."

Theologian Jonathan Edwards said, "The ideas or images in men's minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. It's the beliefs locked into the sub-conscious mind that either advances or blocks creative flow and imaginative ideas."

So, If I can't believe that I am a genius then I will simply imagine that I am a genius. I will silence the voice inside that tries to convince me I'm not.

Now, you may ask where I'm going with all of this. I think what I'm trying to say is this; I want you to never believe that you are anything less that a great, inspiring author. I want you to never doubt your ability. I want you to believe in your genius. I want you to know that what you have is a gift from God. And I think I'm trying to let myself know, as well.

another thought. "The greatest books are yet to be written." Are we the ones who will write them?

Oh!! my back keeps crying out to me. "Can't you feel the pain I'm dealing with? Get out of that chair and walk." So, I will end with this quote from Orson F. Whitney. (And though I'm sure you've heard it before, it never hurts to have it refreshed in our minds).

"We shall yet have Miltons and Sheakespeares of our own. God's ammunitiion is not exhausted. His highest spirits are held in reserve for the latter times. In god's name and by His help we will build up a literature whose top shall touch heaven, though its foundation may now be low on earth."

(Is he telling us that we've only begun our journey into the unknown book that lies within our imagination?)


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