Everyone is born with an inherent genius potential
I recently read the post of a young friend Rajat Poonia which made me think about our creative genius.
He is writing about an event he came across, which made him think. It was a little girl who was walking on Tightrope and performing incredible stunts. Rajat wondered how this little girl could do this on a rope 6 -7 ft. above the ground.
She sure had amazing potential and support to be able to show her talent. I realized there is a lot of doubt about our inherent potential. There are discussions like “Is Genius born or learned ?” some say: “Geniuses are made, not born”
Buckminster Fuller said: “Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.”
Both may be right; if the process of living de-geniuses, one has to learn it again.
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Everyone is born with an inherent creative genius potential
There is a study about what happened in a genius that makes him a genius, which found that it is the number of ways they intake information and bring them in harmony.
The study found that most of all babies operate at a genius level for about the first eighteen to twenty-four months of their lives. If we look at what a baby learns in the first years of his life, we can see it is huge.
From being helpless to using his hands, starting to crawl, walk, think and talk, it is amazing; it is a genius. Only twenty percent of us are operating at a genius level by the time we are five, and with twenty, only two percent. How does this happen?
The research says this disconnection from our natural capacity comes systematically through the voice of internal judgment. We are being conditioned; we doubt, we fear, we look outside for approval and what others say we can do and be, what is allowed or not.
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Instead, to express our inherent potential and talent, we start to doubt ourselves.
There have been beautiful teachers who realized this, like Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner. We have all heard of the Montessori school and the Waldorf school, which encourage kids to show their natural talent.
Not aware of this potential in kids, I remember the time living in Iran, and our son was not yet five years old. He has been in kindergarten in Germany before and spoke more German than Farsi. I thought to send him to school because I was alone with the kids most of the time, and I wanted him to be with other kids.
It was possible at that time to bring him to a private school. The principal and teachers all said he will not be able to make the first class, only speaking german mostly. I said it does not matter he is not yet five and can repeat the class, and told our son not to be afraid of this.
But he not only became one of the best in the class, I too was learning writing and reading Farsi together with him. And I taught him German reading and writing as well at home, I had my first class book with me. We did play “school,” and the kids had fun.
With our daughter it was right the opposite; she just started to talk more in Farsi than German. When she later went to school she was not good at German, it was a German /Iranian school, and she too was talking both languages at the end. She had learned the ABCs with her brother at home.
This was the time for me to start to read and learn about human potential.
Support the youth
Today we know that the first seven years of our life are important. They shape us, and we have more information. We need to support our youth instead of restricting and conditioning them. Also, to encourage them to express themselves and their creative potential. Moreover, to imagine and dream. No matter the age, they can take action to express it with the awareness of the creative genius within.
Dr. Wayne Dyer said :
Any step in the direction of expressing your creative impulses is a step in the direction of actualizing the genius that resides within you.
Growth takes place when the next step forward is subjectively more delightful, more joyous,
more intrinsically satisfying than the previous gratification which we have become familiar
and even bored – Abraham Maslow, 1999
I truly believe we are born geniuses and everyone has the potential to become what he dreams about.
The inherent potential, the creative genius in everyone seeks to express itself.
The more we learn about man’s natural tendencies, the easier it will be to tell him how to be good, how to be happy, how to be fruitful, how to respect himself, how to love, how to fulfill his highest potentialities …
The thing to do seems to be to find out what one is really like inside; deep
down, as a member of the human species and as a particular individual -Abraham Maslow, 1987
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When you were born, you did not know anything, you carried no information with you, no knowledge, but you carried consciousness, awareness, alertness; being you carried, not knowledge. A sage tries to become again a child. He tries to know that which cannot be learned, which is already within you: there is no need to go to any school to learn about it. In fact, you can learn other things only because that unlearned being is there already inside you. That’s why you can learn other things.- Osho
What are your thoughts? Do you believe in the inherent potential, the creative genius?
Please let us know about your experience.
You’re right, every human being in the world are born with inherent potential and we should realize it. Here you gave an example of your children, we can well understand this fact with this example.
Hi Rajat ,
you did inspire me to write about with your
story. I often realized that people forget
or do not know about this.It was the experience
with my kids which made me think about and do
research.I did not know about it that time ,I went
with my feeling . But Imagine what can happen if we
do not condition our kids ,but encourage them to
show their talent and improve it ? we would have more
of the kind of your little girl 🙂
You are so right. We are all born with the Creative Genius. Then the world starts to indoctrinate us with its belief system and gradually our sense of creativity is stifled .This is sad and this is why people feel that they are not talented. Your post shows that we all have talent. It is just hidden.
Thanks for sharing. Take Care
Hi Ikechi ,
yes it is like you say ,but we have the ability
to get rid of this paradigms and bring the genius out
to the world . It can be discovered again and activated ,
you know ,we have infinite possibilities .Needs to get aware
of this and support from the right people 🙂 Is this not what
you and me like to do ?
Thank you for your comment
Really interesting reading.
We all have a talent and some use it and some don’t.
Yes ,we all have talent and an often hidden Genius
which if we are aware of this ,we are able to discover
again and let it out .Some do not use it because they are told
it is not true you are not good enough and believe it. It needs
work and self-discovery and maybe some invest in themselves
and learn how to get rid of this paradigms .
Thank you for your visit .
PS: I tried to visit your blog several times ,it shows error. Do you know this?
Hey Erica,it’s nice to visit your blog this morning. I must commend your efforts in churning out quality post every time here. Huge thumbs up!
Wait…..German, Iranian, and now, Canadian! How do you to answer to the question, “Where are you from? I am just curious and at the same time kidding. 🙂
Erika, we’ve got enormous potentials embeded in our inside and until we explore in the institution of our minds we will never know what we carry let alone know what we are capable of doing and becoming.
Daily, creative juices flows through our veins and because we don’t take advantage of it, it just pass off as loss or better put, we ease it off our body as urine or something like it. We’ve got to always tap into those potentials else they die inside us.
For our light to shine or our talents to find light for expression, we will need to constantly practice and put the things we learn into action. Actually,you shared great quotes that backed up your claim that we are born creative geniuses.
Thanks for the share ma’am.
Hi Sam ,
I am glad you like my blog .
I see you know very good about the
creative juices which flow in us.
Let yours come out 🙂 one thing I see
you write is :”We’ve got to always tap into those potentials else they die inside us.”
I would say we die with the potential within us because everything is energy and can not be destroyed but
transformed . We can at any time of our life begin to uncover them not matter what age. It may take only
more work to remove the paradigms which are in our subconscious mind and hold back. One of the best
teachers of our time ,Bob Proctor said ,it is 55 years he is getting aware of them and removes them and
still he is discovering more.:) Take care and do not let your potential get diminished by limiting
beliefs 🙂 Let your genius out .
Thank you for you beautiful comment
So true, kids do amazing things, and show a lot of creativity in their early stages, they just need the support. I also believe that everyone has his/her own potentials, whether he is genius or not.
Hi Hussain ,
you are right ,kids do amazing things and if we see
what they learn and discover in the first year of life
alone is amazing. We did this too 🙂 It is on us ,now
we are aware of this potential,support our kids and not
to restrict them. I had a beautiful book about kids called
Kids are the Keeper. they are the future of this world .
We as parents can do our best to encourage them to let
their genius out . Yes, everyone has the potential .
Thank you for your comment
Each of us are uniquely created with the special gift to be the co-creator on the place we are at.
Our hearts know this very well; it is our heads screwing that good idea up. Therefore we have to surrender the negative mind to the universe
and affirm with positive statement.
Thanks for the post to remind us.
Have a nice week.
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Very nice said ,Stella
Let’s be with our heart and do try to keep positive 🙂
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I can totally see what you are saying. I think we all have the genius tucked inside of us, we just don’t know how to get it out and let it flourish. Or maybe we don’t recognize it when it shines through.
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yes it is true the creative genius is tucked inside of us
and the more we listen to outside voices ,the more it gets covered.
Good ,if we are aware of this and start to uncover it ,it is buried
under a lot of paradigm and limiting beliefs. It is possible at any
time in our life. We all have the upward pull of becoming in us if
we pay attention. Catch it when it shines through and let it out .:)
Thank you for your visit and comment.
We all have something special. The only thing is to embrace the talent. As you have mentioned that instead of knowing the talent, we start doubting on ourselves. This is a kind of hard thing to accept.
People should try to experience new things and do try the things they ever thought about. I am sure it would be great for them to see their talent.
Glad to read this post.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.
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we are doubting ourselves because we are being told
not good enough some in the family or school and society.
We are told for example that we need first education to
be somebody and we let the creativity which is in us
go for others things society ,family or school wants
us to do. We look for approval.
For example one loves to be an actor or poet ,
he is being told,no ,first you have to be an engineer and make
money to be somebody . He is letting go and his talent
will be buried. But there are examples of people who followed
this passion,kept following it and got famous. One of them is
Bruce Lee for example .
Thank you for your visit and comment
Follow your passion 🙂
I also believe that everyone has his/her own potentials, whether he is genius or not. Thanks for the post to remind us.
Have a nice week.
Hi Sakura ,
It is proven that we are born genius and we always have the
potential to use it .
Thank for the visit
Thank you Erika great post. The genius in me says you are awesome. As we grow older fear and all that comes with it is always change our thought. Ask a child what he or she want to be when they grow up without fear you can imagine what direction and what they will reply. Ask an adult the same question a whole new meaning. An adult will start calculating the checks and balance out of fear based on what their thoughts about life and what they know so far. Big difference. Creative thinking is in all of us. Learning to tap into it the challenge we all face as an adult.
Have a great week.
Thank you Amaka 🙂 ,
we are all awesome 🙂
You are right as an adult the voice of inner judgement and fear is stronger.
We need to keep our kids away from this and encourage them to let the creative
genius out. We adults can start to remove the limiting beliefs and find the
inner child, be more playful again, trust and have faith.
Thank you for your beautiful comment
Hello Erika! I do believe that we are all born with the Creative Genius you mentioned here today! It is strange how different my sons were while growing up! Even though I encouraged them both the same, they both are their own beings. One is all about taking risks and the other afraid to jump!! HUM Does that make sense? Either way Great share my friend.
Hi Chery ,
yes, we are born genius and as you say everybody has its unique being.
this is why teachers like Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montessori wanted to
encourage kids with their different kind of kindergarten an school.
Rudolf Steiner ,for example ,with the Waldorf school which looks after
characters of the kids and encourage the talents ,the Montessori school
wants to let kids live their unique being and talent and encourages the
natural learning ability. Good if we can help our kids to be themselves
and accept them as they are and do not mold them how society wants them
Thanks for your comment my friend 🙂
I really love this quote – “Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.” I really believe just living can change the outcome of how we become and learn. The fears and doubts are too burdensome and I think people get “de-geniused” from allowing those doubts settle in. This is a very interesting topic! I love that your children are bilingual, languages have a sense of curving our learning potential. I really wish I knew more languages than Spanish and English.
Thanks for sharing,
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Hi Lillian ,
you are right we are boing de-geniused. Good if we get aware of this
and take care that our children can be like they are and not mold them
how society wants them to be . Let them keep as much as possible the
gift of their natural creative genius.
We did not know what we know today and I see many people who are bilangual
did not keep talking their language when moving in a other country .
I remeber ,every body did warn me ,only speak one language. but it is not the truth.
A nice of my husband is Iranian ,living in Cyprus,her little daughter had the kindergarden
in Greek language ,the people speak english or turkish and she had a nanni from the Phillipines.
When they visited us the little girl was 5 years old ,she did speak all this languages fluently and
knew exactly to whom to speak in which language. This is a prove that it is true ,we are born genius.
If kids are encouraged ,they can do amazing things. And it is never to late to learn new things .
As you know I learned english when I was around 53 and my husband was one of the people who thought it
is not possible ,but he had to learn it with age 60 🙂
Thank you for your visit and comment ,Lillian
If more people would recognize the genius and respect it from childhood, our children could grow up without doubting themselves. I loved the way you shared how you had your children learn different languages.
I do believe that genius is always there, we just have to re-program all the negativity that was put upon us. Fears, doubts….those are enemies of the brain and soul. It is amazing to watch little children learn so quickly. If we can emulate that, then we can start a better learning process of our own at any age.
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Hi Donna ,
sorry for the late reply ,but I found your comment in the
spam folder wondering why it got there.
You are right ,good to recognize the genius from childhood on.
I think many people do not know about this. I realized after
I started to think about when everybody wanted to make me worry
about my kids and I saw that it is like a play for them to learn.
Rajat inspired me to write about . Good if we know, to encourage the kids.
And you are right ,if we are aware of this we can use this at any age ,it is
often that we think it is true what we learned and some do not even try.
I remember ,after we came back from Iran ,I started to learn englsh and my
husband always said ,you are too old to learn this ,even I was only 32 years
old :).The interesting thing is ,he needed to learn English when he was 60 🙂
And it worked 🙂 Prove, it is never too late 🙂
Thank you for your comment
Hi Erika mam, Yes everyone has talent and they need to move forward with positive mind. Great tips one should get the opportunity to prove themselves and opportunity doesn’t walk to our door step we have to work for it. thanks for sharing.
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You are right ,move always with a positive mind and show your talent.
Believe in yourselves and do not let anybody discourage you 🙂
Every one of us is unique and has its special talent and place in this world.
Thank you for your comment
Hi Erika mam
You are absolutely right, every human being in the world is born with creative genius. We need to realize our potential and take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way.
Thanks for sharing!
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Hi Sonal ,
you are right we need to realize our potential
and let the genius out . Good to know about and
use it and not be discouraged by people who do
not believe in this ,believe in yourself 🙂
Best wishes ,
Beautiful post, love Dr. Wayne Dyer’s quote:
“Any step in the direction of expressing your creative impulses is a step in the direction of line-height: actualizing the genius that resides within you.”
I guess there is a time that we get the “go with the flow” bug and we forget how wonderful is to be different and be yourself 🙂
Thank you for sharing!
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you are right ,it is a beautiful quote.
Going with the flow of life is not bad as long as we embrace
our uniqueness . We need to take care of conformity and dare
to be different and ourselves.
Thank you for your comment
Happy Friendship Day 🙂
Erika, I just love your spirit!
I have always been of the opinion that children are gifts, straight from God and that their little minds are like clay, waiting to be shaped and formed. As a teacher or parent, we have such a privilege to assist in molding that clay. It’s quite a responsibility as well!
I have never heard the quote, “Growth takes place when the next step forward is subjectively more delightful, more joyous, more intrinsically satisfying than the previous gratification which we have become familiar and even bored,” – Abraham Maslow, 1999. But, I truly agree with it. We have to keep an open mind and be listening, watching, and waiting for opportunities each day for growth.
Beautiful post as always. Blessings and enjoy your beautiful family.
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Hi Deborah ,
I am glad you like the post and you are right ,children are a gift of god .
We all have been children ,but we have been molded often to un-genius us .
I think good to support kids and young people to let their genius come out
and encourage them to find and use their talents.
You are right we keep looking for opportunities of growth and declutter
our genius at least a little bit 🙂
Let’s keep looking for it and let it out 🙂
That’s such an interesting article, Erika. I totally agree that we are too intent on seeking approval. Unfortunately when it doesn’t come a child feels let down and no good, often leading to poor performance. How sad. I too believe we are all capable of great things but often do not achieve our potential.
Enjoy the journey!
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you are right we look for approval because we learned it this way.
our internal judgment comes in. Good if we praise our kids more often
to encourage them.We are capable of great things .
I really love this quote – “Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.”
Hi Workout Music ,
sorry, do not know your name 🙂
It is proven that we are born a genius ,good to keep
some of it and now we know ,do not let de-genius us .I am glad you liked the quote.
Great article! I especially resonate with the Buckminster Fuller quote “Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.” I have really found this to be true in my research about creativity. If we could just find a way to no “de-genius” children, what a spectacular world we could create
nice to see you here 🙂
You are right it is true what you found about creativity. The good thing is that if we know about it and are aware of this,we can do something about.
We can help to get rid of limiting beliefs and paradigms which hold back. We will create this spectacular word be being conscious and use what we have
learned.Step by Step. We need to unlearn what is not true anymore.
Thank you for your comment
That ‘s right, nowaday, children can use Internet fluently and they don’t do any excise and I worry about it
it is right ,but all have a genius and we can help to uncover it.
Very nice post dear. Everyone is born creative & genius and I think one thing that limits it later on is the system wether political, educational or family.
All one needs is to unlearn to be truly creative.
Understanding the patterns is what truly is.
nice to see you here.
You are right ,the genius is often limited.
But we have a natural pull to do what we love ,
this is our genius who wants to come out .follow
your heart and do not listen to the people who want
to limit you.
Thank you for your comment
There is no doubt that it is better mind which create genius. I always believe that rather than restricting kids, we should put them in different situations, so that they can learn on their own and find their own solution. We all need a positive mind.
Good, I looked and found your comment in my spam folder.
Yes , it is true restricting kids is not good ,we restrict
the unfolding of the genius which wants to come out and explore,
experience and learn. You are right a positive mind makes life much
more pleasant . We always can look what negative situation can teach
us and find the positive in it. Everything has a reason.
Le’s keep positive 🙂
Thank you for your comment
Every human being has their potential in any one of the fields; God would give to all at the time of birth itself. But someone realizes it very easily, and someone is not able to realize it all. It is not the reason that they are not talented, they don’t believe themselves in the that and not working for that. That may be a reason for not understanding their born creative genius. We need to search new things in our life constantly, And I 100 believe that it will help to develop their thinking and their negative thought will also get discriminated and good idea will become up
You are right, Satish
God gives us all the potential we need, and we are born
with talent. The ones who do not believe in themselves
are the ones with paradigms. If someone is getting too many
restrictions as a child or is told you can’t do this,
you are not good enough; he will grow up believing this.
This are paradigms and limiting beliefs we talked about in
the other post.
It can be changed any time if one gets aware of this and
he realizes his potential. Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody
is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
We better get rid of this beliefs 🙂
Thank you so much for your post. It really touches my feeling. As a young child, I was restricted to stay at home. I was not allowed to play football with other friends. Loneliness and sadness are filled my heart.
Pupils should be encouraged to be creative and say anything they like without judgement. Sometimes they would give weird answers, which is funny because the kids are smart. Punishment is not good to build their confidence. I wish that one day, I would build a school to fulfill their God-given potentials in Vietnam.
Minh Do ,
I really wish for you that your dream of a school like this comes true.
All the best