â€œEverybody 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.â€
We all have our genius, and there are as many forms of it as there are people walking the Earth. I had a conversation with my father a couple of days ago and he said something that really struck a cord, “You know, Anita, everything in this world was created because someone took the time to express themselves … everything.”
I did not feel the weight of his comment until later in the day. Busy workÂ consumed my hours: picking the kids up from school, having a play date with their friends, cooking dinner, cleaning up, doing laundry … you get the point. I was filling my day up with errands rather than creating the time to express my genius.
This may be easier said than done, but anything worth our time always is. Today is the perfect day to authentically express your own unique talent. If you have yet to discover that genius, take the time to make that discovery. You are worth it! Hint: It may help if you think about what you were passionate about as a child.
In honor of fostering the genius within, here are our Well-Life Maintenance Goals for June.
Spiritual: Listen to the voice inside of you, your intuition, and follow it… for the highest good of course. If your initial response to new experiences is no, take the time before you answer and observe how and why this opportunity is presenting itself. If you feel it is an opportunity to set some boundaries, by all means, say no. But, if this opportunity is a gift to help you grow in anyway, walk the plank and dive in to the waters of infinite possibility!
Mental: Give your mind a rest. In one of my recent tweets I said, “When you lose your mind, you can think with your heart.” Lose your mind! What better month to do it then in June, the time of the Gemini. Another disclaimer: For the highest good of course!
Emotional: Play with opposites! When something triggers a negative emotion, smile… or laugh… or sing. I don’t recommend you do this for over a month because we want to be authentic with our emotions, but why not be happy? Regardless if it starts off fake. You might find that the smile evokes some real joy.
Physical: As aforementioned in the article, create the time to authentically express your art… your genius. If you have to wake up and hour earlier… or stay up later, make the time. You will thank yourself for it in the end. Your genius will give you and sense of purpose and vitality. Live your genius!
Welcome to Uplift at UPTOWN.Â If you are just joining us this week, my name is Anita Kopacz. Â I am an author and spiritual adviser with a passion to see people thrive! Â Collective energy possesses a divine power that can remove stubborn obstacles and open locked doors. Â My intention is to join our UPTOWN family in spirit and forge our return to healthy living. Â With the Well-Life Maintenance program, together we will take small steps in four areas of our lives to improve our quality of living. Â The four areas include Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical. Â You can find more in my new book,Finding Your Way: Alphabetical Keys to the Divine.