Sunday, October 26, 2014

An Authentic Mind: Grace, Appreciation and Your Genius Factor

The genius factors and appreciation touch all things. The life we live is choreographed by grace which is flowing from our heart into our mind.

Life is still full of inquiries: Doesn't energy follow the path of least resistance? Doesn't nature tend to leverage the flow while people more often than not endeavor to harness the flow to serve their own ends? Isn't there a very distinct difference between leverage and harness? How that would be a landscape maintained relatively effortlessly, with grace, response-ability, appreciation, and diversity, in order to create an aesthetically pleasing, functional, and thriving legacy of complementary of natural living systems. As an individual, who are you, what’s your authentic self, your genius factor, your gracefulness and appreciation of life?

Your Genius Factor is far more special and deep than just strength. It is ‘what you can do that no one else can do.’ It is your gift to the world. People who align their work with their Genius Factor achieve their goals at a remarkable pace, because they pursue things that matter to them and make full use of their talents. The purpose is the individual's goal that is knowledge and understanding within the "choice" made to pursue "happiness" through/with "love." When people understand their Genius Factor, they can be themselves in the truest sense. They don’t need to compare themselves to anyone else. They don’t need to pretend to be something they aren't. It gives them power that others feel and want to be part of. Without this understanding, people have little idea about who they are, so it’s little wonder that other people struggle to understand who they are. Because they don’t know what makes them special, they don’t spend enough time on activities serving their purpose or using their special gifts and intelligence. Also because they don't see themselves as great so they don't expect to find greatness in other people. The most desirable genius is to be able to draw out the genius in others.

Grace illustrates the tension between the 'good' and the "real": The word grace is overloaded with a wide variety of use cases (unmerited divine assistance, approval or favor, mercy, temporary exemption or reprieve, charming or attractive, sense of propriety or right, quality or state of being considerate. From our heart does gracefulness flow? That grace has an aesthetic quality. The original meaning of aestheticity has to do with perception. So add grace to Gene's, propriety in the sense of accomplishing the purpose with apparent ease and we are getting there.  Graceful resolution is one that achieves such purpose in a very simple elegant way and moving to a higher dimension. It might even be the colors of grace-to everything in balance, effortlessly at all levels. The context for grace is the appreciated environment-that includes all those relationships we cannot influence or control. Grace is a product when things come together effortlessly in a smooth, awe-inspiring way. It is not a tool or a model, it is an appreciative reaction. It is really aligning with the natural flow of life within a system. Listening to what's needed and responding to what can be perceived as effortlessness. The probability of getting that reaction can be enhanced by 
(1). Ensuring we pay equal attention to what we can understand, influence and appreciate. 
(2). Look for the simplicity beyond the complexity 
(3). Seek beauty in everything

Appreciation: Appreciate many things you do -read, think, understand, reflect, practice deliberately--not necessarily in that order. And below the surface of everything, it takes just a moment to appreciate and consider the reasons they work, its value, its history, its beauty in relation to its function; its beauty BECAUSE of its function, because what you can't appreciate through a historical lens, you can appreciate through its literary lenses--symbolism or analogies based on it, using it, or from an aesthetic or a physics lens, or a lens of how it functions in a society or organization. Appreciation of cognitive differences: Our differences make us strong. Embracing the diversity in one another brings the full circle of the connectedness, interdependence of life; uniqueness of an asset rather than hindrance. What one cannot do another can. Sharing a heavy burden gives one confidence I'm not alone. One puts peanut butter on a slice of bread, the other jam. The world is a melting pot of languages, religions, skin colors, genders, and the life journey has, but only one purpose, to push the human society forward.

Grace should be synonymous with appreciation. The ancient philosophy is all about natural elements such as Ground, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void. Which is more valuable than the other? Learning is the process of ever deepening and widening the appreciation--of the challenges of achievement, of the complex nano-scaled signaling involved in digestion, healing, senses, thoughts, movement, interactions. Lenses, frames, paradigms, theories, and modeling--each is appreciated as well, and may access insights depending on perspective and distinction as well as granularity (include the various senses of the word). We can appreciate things by studying them, using them, testing them, needing them, discussing them. Appreciation has a creative aspect to it in that value is perceived through being created by the perceptive observer. The grace-filled stewardship "has a tendency to enhance the integrity, beauty and regenerative capacity of the living community it touches. Grace is the most appropriate way of being stewardship, which is a somewhat paradoxical mix of reverence and responsibility (response-ability). It is paradoxical because we can't control it but we feel called to care for it nonetheless - to create the fertile conditions for it to self-manage and thrive.

The life we live choreographed by grace. Appreciation and the genius factors touch all things. And it’s from our heart flow into our mind, we can come together in an effective way of bringing about change we want to see in the world because we live it in our lives. We discover our genius factors, we appreciate all good, beauty, and harmonized things at an influential level. Grace is then the dominant trait of human beings.... how gracefully humans act would add further grace to the system far and beyond them like the sun. The grace has many traits, in modesty and humility, be like the earth. In tolerance, be like the sea; in growth, be like the tree, in profundity, be like the valley, in brilliance, be like the star; in balance, be like the sunshine and the moonlight…. 


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