A common myth about genius is that it’s someone who “knows-it-all,” a person with vast stores of knowledge. While there are certainly geniuses who have that capacity, a real genius is more of a “see-it-all”: someone who could look at the same thing everybody else is looking at but see it in a unique way. Picasso and Einstein were surely of this ilk. Spiritual geniuses, which is what we aspire to be, are those who see it all. But in a sense they don’t actually see more than meets the eye. They see less. They see that things are less solid, less material, less real.

From Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming © 2020 Andrew Holecek. Reprinted with permission of Sounds True.