Some Really Cool Distinctons about Vision, Genius and Insanity

This is an exerpt that has some really incredible distinctions about Visions, Visionaries and the different positions of Genius and Insanity.

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"Visionaries perceive a reality that’s “out there” in the vast ocean of possibility, and as they spend more time imagining it, it becomes increasingly real to them. (Please note that imagination and intuition are actually the same faculty, but we call it by different names depending on how it’s being used.) And that vision actually IS real from the beginning, even before the visionary intuits it. But to the rest of us it’s only real in potential. It’s still limited to just something swimming in one guy’s head.
Also notice I said that it becomes more and more real to THEM.

The insane person makes little or no effort to bring that distant reality into connection with the common reality. They just go and live there, and think that everyone should believe them that it’s real.

Well, it is real — out there in the unconnected distance… in the great potential, or what some people call the slurry of “quantum soup” that swirls everywhere and everywhen. But as a species, we’re not trained to believe that EVERY possibility is real, although they all are.

The difference between the insane person and the high-achieving genius is this: they both find fabulous new realities “out there” in possibility land, but only the genius makes whatever enormous effort it takes to bring their vision, their private reality, into the common reality.

I should also add the qualifier that some insane people choose realities that contradict “known” facts: “You can’t be Cleopatra… we’ve already had one of those.” Or “Aliens could not have planted a box in your stomach because our x-ray machines can’t see it.’

In general, to the degree that a genius fails, he’s just another nut case.
In other words, the difference — the only difference — is whether WE can perceive that reality of theirs. It’s our value judgment, not a hard “real” difference. The genius gets this, and works to share, while the person we call “crazy” usually does not.

Now, Let’s bring this down into practical terms, such as “how do I focus my mind on riches so that they come into my life?”
Short answer? You share your vision with others — not by telling them about it but by causing it to physically intersect with and impact their lives. And the more positive you can make the impact, the sooner other people will begin to join you in “believing” in that reality.

Example: You want millions? As you explore that reality in your intuition, find the ways that you provide value worthy of those millions. Of course you can’t perform at the million dollar level immediately, but if you keep after that vision of yours, you’ll tease from it the exact ways that you can begin giving value right here, right now. Remember, that distant “not-yet-real” reality is infinitely flexible in that state, and you can find ways and ideas and inspirations for anything, for any way to get from here to there. As you begin finding ways of transferring your vision from out there to here and now, your impact, your circle of influence will spread. And people will start helping you import your potential reality into the common experience.

This is what I mean by a genius making whatever effort it takes to bring his or her private reality into the common pool of existence.
You see, genius wants to actively bring change to the common reality. Insanity, on the other hand, wants to escape it. Genius engages reality, while insanity retreats from it. It’s literally a case of active versus passive, or stated more extremely, courage versus cowardice."

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Speaking of courage - remember who paid with his life to bring his dream to the common reality:

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