“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
It doesn’t take a genius to be creative, but every genius is creative without a doubt. Also, no greatness is needed for someone to not be a foul, but in order to achieve greatness one mustn’t be a foul.
So, if you want to be an extraordinary genius you need to get in touch with your creative side and be great in every aspect of your life.
Here are 7 amazing mind hacks that will help you to achieve the greatness you’ve always wanted and to awaken the hidden genius in you.
1. UNBECOME EVERYTHING
“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” ~Lao Tzu
There is one state which goes beyond any spiritual awareness, beyond letting go, beyond meditation, and this is a state of experiencing intense solitude. A state where one is so isolated from everything so that the years of cultural conditioning cease to matter. Only at this state of complete isolation can one achieve true greatness and become really connected to everything and everything is connected to them.
Only by unbecoming everything one can become truly enlightened. It takes a deep and fully aware person to realize that true enlightenment is not about becoming something, but rather about unbecoming everything. Only by reaching this state can a person become truly authentic.
2. ALCHEMIZE IT UNTIL YOU ACTUALIZE IT
“To be human is necessarily to be a vulnerable risk-taker; to be a courageous human is to be good at it.” ~Jonathan Lear
There is a saying similar to this that says, “fake it until you make it.” This is much deeper than that. Alchemy means transformation. When one faces fear bravely, he alchemizes his emotional state.
Imagine a situation in which a mother has to save her baby from their burning home. Even though she fears the inferno, she must be brave and act courageously to save her baby. If she doesn’t step up, her baby will die.
This can be applied to any emotionally charged situation. Experience and feel the fear, but always, always act with courage. Feel the jealousy and insecurity, but act with confidence. Feel the rage, but act with humor.
3. COUNT COUP ON YOURSELF
“He is a sane man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
Counting coup is considered an act of bravery by North American Native Indians. A coup warrior is a person who faces fear by performing uncanny acts of bravery and wins great levels of prestige and admiration.
For this mind hack, this act of courage serves as a metaphor for humorously, yet dangerously, shocking ourselves and others into a state of wakefulness. When a person is counting coup on oneself, they are counting coup on everything that is shameful, unhealthy, and fearful within them. Practice makes it perfect, and the revolution begins within you.
4. TRANSFORM WOUNDS INTO WISDOM
“It is of the first order of importance to remember this, that the shaman is more than merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself, who is cured, and who must shamanize in order to remain cured.” ~Terence McKenna
One cannot achieve greatness if one is not open to feel and be present to their wounds. When one has the ability and courage to face their pain and heartache, they can easily turn them into refined wisdom. The heartache and pain will still be there, but they will be transformed into something wonderful that nourishes the soul.
On the other hand, if the wounds are repressed or ignored, they will turn into dark energy. So, it is essential for one to be able to turn their demons and stumbling blocks into diamonds and stepping stones.
5. PRACTICE PROMETHEAN AUDACITY
“I would rather be chained to this rock than be the obedient servant of the gods.” ~Prometheus
The key here is having the courage to delve into the forbidden, to go against the law to discover all the secrets that are out there. After all, obedience is the major obstacle in life.
This Promethean innovator is a brilliant thinker that does not conform to any stereotype. They are able to escape from the ordinary to achieve and discover the extraordinary. This means facing life with a fearless “poker-face” calling everyone on their bluff while being the one that is holding all the cards.
6. ENGAGE THE GREAT MYSTERY THROUGH SELF-OVERCOMING (COSMIC HEROISM)
“If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a cross between a wolf howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses. But what it really is, as near as I can tell, is a packet of information. It’s a program, a piece of hyper-spatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery. Not a mystery, mind you, the Mystery. The one that can never be solved.” ~ Tom Robbins
The best way one can understand the ‘Great Mystery’ is by experiencing deep solitude and meditating. By creating new ways of endurance and courage one is able to create cosmic catharsis which can transform life into a form of art – an art of self-overcoming.
Self-overcoming the rigid and fixed version of the self and beginning to identify with the more adaptable and flexible self. This cosmic catharsis is what makes someone to achieve cosmic heroism – an awareness of a person’s need to validate their personal sense and value within a cosmic scheme through their creativity while overcoming the fear of death.
7. PRACTICE COUNTER-WELTANSCHAUUNG DYNAMICS
“The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.” ~ Carl Jung
This is perhaps the most important hack. Weltanschauung is a German word for worldview. So, countering the worldview means being able to always question and broaden one’s perspective by ruthless self-examination and self-judgment only to entertain the opposite idea next.
The ultimate goal by doing this technique is to achieve a more openminded state, like the nature itself. It is a way of becoming a more empathetic, higher self.
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