How is it a Bastard can become one of the most creative minds in history?
Let me explain and also show you how knowing this could change the way you think and feel. When born on April 15th 1452 his father took him away to live with him while his mother married another man eventually giving birth to another 17 siblings. Because the child was a ‘bastard’ born outside of marriage this instantly gave him the handicap of being disqualified from education by the Church. This meant if he was to learn… he would have to teach himself. So he went about teaching himself to write. Yet his technique was unusual, to say the least. As he had never had the formal education of any sort his writing to a form of writing from right to left in a nation where like the English all wrote from left to right. Successful at writing his life then took on a voyage of discovery and achievement.
This child was Leonardo Davinci. Painter, artist, inventor, thinker and more. The man was clearly a genius. I was just wondering why? When you look at what took place with him the moment was when society rejected him because he was a bastard. This cut him off from mainstream from birth. Once cut off if he wanted to learn more about anything he would have to do it alone. Isn’t that interesting. The man was a recognized genius at EVERYTHING he did.
At one point Davinci was even enlisted to make war machines and better more effective weapons. Hard to believe it was the same man that painted the last supper! I believe there is a lesson here, a very powerful lesson for the way we live our lives and grow as a human being. Davinci had the handicap or blessing of missing out on mainstream education. This kicked his brain and mind into gear. He was known for going into nature and spending hours and days studying the workings of just about everything. This ignited his inner genius to come slowly to the surface and create the genius he finally became. It appears he never forced it, he followed his natural built in nature to discover everything. Just look how he turned out. Interesting right, he was a dreamer. He dreamed of things, making things, finding out things, developing and chasing his dreams.
Yes, probably most of your life you have been told to stop dreaming, stop being a fantasist, stop being unrealistic. In those moments you are told that you maybe shrunk back… back to what most call reality yet that reality is based on what the mainstream teaches us. Get a good education. Get a good job. Get promotion. Get a good car. Get a good house (detached is best). Get a good husband and wife. Get a good pension. Have a good life and maybe have an extra holiday on the beach of you behave well or save enough. Oh yes don’t forget… always try and get a car better than your neighbors! Sound familiar? Have you been there? Does it feel like your going there? You know it’s never tool ate to make massive changes in your life. It’s never too late to discover, uncover and recover your hidden genius. You do, you still have it despite what you might have been told.
Don’t dream Don’t plan. You can’t do it. That’s ridiculous. It’ll fail. You’ve heard that right? When people say that to you it’s simply THEM reflecting themselves, their fears, their traits, their patterns onto you. This is where you need to dig deep and get inside yourself. This is the moment when you must let go, spend time alone within yourself. DE-surround yourself with those of a much more conditioned and rigid way of thinking. Awaken all possibilities that you can be more, you can be bigger and realize your own potential. It’s easier than you might be thinking. You might have to strip away old ways, old thinking and then refill those gaps with new thoughts. That’s fine. That’s good. But … You should be aware you BE-COME what you feed yourself mentally and physically of course. Put TV, and Media rubbish into your mind… that’s is what you vessel becomes just another me-too, same as human being that has never reached their own potential and never will.
Lets go back to Davinci for a second. He would vanish into nature. See the color of everything. Hear the noise of everything. See the shape of everything… he absorbed himself in reality. Reality TV is NOT reality. Its dream scape in transmission designed to hold mankind in a dreamlike state. Food and hypnosis for the masses. So how about you? How about today? What can you do to recover, reveal and release your inner genius?
Alan Forrest Smith *~A.F.S.~*