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The Nature of Genius

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).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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8:44AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012


7:47AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:10AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

Seems like there should be more...

2:09AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011


3:14PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

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

9:18PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

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

10:27AM PST on Jan 29, 2011

Me genius eh?

9:35PM PST on Jan 27, 2011

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

11:41AM PST on Dec 2, 2010


11:09PM PDT on Oct 29, 2010


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