Monday, December 30, 2013

One Outgrows

One Outgrows

At some point you will have to wean yourself
from the pack.
Wish the care of others well.

If you really want to do something for those you love,
want to leave a lasting legacy in this world,

you need to climb higher, or reach deeper within
and what you then find, well –

you won’t need to think about what to do with it.

God spoke your every word in His mind
before your birth. His hand contained your every act.

There is infinite knowledge that resides in you,
for you are the Infinite’s heir.

"Maybe"s are a world one outgrows.

                 This past weekend I read the special issue of Time called "Secrets of Genius". Genius does not come from genes nor can it be learned, it is something wild and unquantifiable. German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer wrote: "Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see." Samuel Johnson wrote: "A genius, whatever it be, is like a fire in the flint." Immanuel Kant, in his 1790 book, The Critique of Judgement, defined genius as "a talent for which there is no definition nor set of rules". Geniuses outgrow the common harvest, they plant their seeds higher and deeper than others. They leave legacies to this world by weaning themselves from the pack. The "cannots" and the "maybes" are no longer in their vocabulary. 

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