Your Hidden Genius

C.E. Wheeler
4 min readOct 27, 2020


Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

Reflect your hidden genius

Einstein’s great insights sprang not from endless thinking, but from the opposite. Einstein would often set sail and drifted along when he was in need of inspiration. Albert Einstein had a little sailboat that he christened the Tinef, which means “junk” in Yiddish. Einstein’s vast unconscious mind manifested many fantastic insights while he was floating on the sea. Although Einstein could not swim, he took great pleasure in sailing — or more accurately — drifting. Einstein’s theory of sailing was: “Set sail, make it fast, no thoughts of energy or velocity, loll back, let boat drift.” And that last part — let things drift is perhaps one of the greatest insights into genius. Everyone has genius inside, they just need to release it.

Discover the genius within you

Let’s examine the origins of the word genius. Genius came to mean outstanding intellect in modern usage. The word originally comes from the Latin for guardian spirit, which led to the sense of a person’s natural ability or talents. The word genius is derived from the ancient root geneto give birth, or beget. When a person is born, there are certain genius potentials born with them. This genius is part of each person’s inborn nature. Every individual has a genius inside. This guardian spirit is part of one’s character. No two people are exactly alike. Everyone’s character is self-defined not only by their experiences but their particular talents as well. This self-definition is the essence of individual human genius.

Become mindful of one’s genius

Human potential can become tightly constricted by the ten-thousand worries of the day. Important concerns should be dealt with as soon as possible. But, for the most part, a great of mental activity is static, such as endless looping variations on the theme “I should have…”. Cast off those negative thoughts that sap one’s energy and binds thinking to the past. That swirling negativity pushes against enjoyment of the present. One cannot see the wind, but one can see the wind’s effects. Find ways that calm the spirit. Begin by focusing more on the present. Being in the Here/Now is the essence of mindfulness. Accept feelings, thoughts and sensations as they arise. Being mindful of what is actual will reveal one’s unique genius.

Appreciate the beauty of the present moment

There is enormous beauty in the world right now. This life holds great potential for wonder and happiness. But all too often, people are too focused on pursuing specific goals of rather than drifting along for a while. We all stand between worlds — our inner world and the outer world. Each of these is endlessly reflected in and reflected upon the other. The beauty of the Universe is manifested within the genius of every individual ever born. Just as Einstein would often do one must cast their mind adrift in order to appreciate the beauty of the present moment. Find ways to float without thoughts every day, if only for a few minutes. Genius will awaken within those drifting moments.

Celebrate the awakened genius

Sometimes currents of doubt will threaten to your newly buoyant spirit, but relax. Let your thoughts float atop waves of negativity. Do not submerge your genius — celebrate your awakened jubilant genius. Embrace your lively new found spirit. Be fully alive. Live more in the Now. Accept and release past pain. Unbind Your Future. And don’t forget — Let Your Mind Drift



C.E. Wheeler

Writer, Artist. Manifests Positivity. Neotranscendentalist. Spiritual nature. Taoism enthusiast. Editor & Univ. Lecturer in China 12 yrs. Https://