The Nature of Genius

All creativity is based on quantum leaps and uncertainty. At particular moments in time, truly novel ideas emanate from the collective bed of information. These ideas did not originate in the fortunate individual, but in the collective consciousness.

This is why significant scientific discoveries are often made by two or more different people at the same time. The ideas are already circulating in the collective unconscious, and prepared minds are ready to translate that information.

At any given moment, the innovation or creative idea doesn’t exist, and in the next moment, it is part of our conscious world. In between, where was it? It came from the virtual domain, at the level of the universal spirit, where everything is potential.

Sometimes this potential creates something predictable, sometimes it creates something novel, but in this realm all possibilities already exist.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2003).


Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago


KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Deborah L.
Deborah L.5 years ago

Seems like there should be more...

Deborah L.
Deborah L.5 years ago


Naomi M.
Naomi Miskimins5 years ago

I agree that there's some truth to this, but I wish the article would address the individual's involvement as well.

Debbie W.
Past Member 5 years ago

Create a plan, follow through and, if it works you're a genius ... if not, just another dumb shit.

William F.
William Ford5 years ago

Me genius eh?

Janice L.
Janice Lawrence5 years ago

At the quantum level, we're all connected. As the Soap Rabbi says, "All-one or none!" (Emmanuel Bronner)

David M.
David M.6 years ago


Jonh Doe
6 years ago