has countless possibilities within him of which he is unaware
and which develop only if he does what is to be done in the
way it should be done But there are two types of
progress, not only one; there is the progress that consists
in perfecting more and more the capacities, possibilities,
faculties and qualities you have -this is what is normally
obtained by education; but if you go in for a little more thorough
development by approaching a deeper truth, you can add, to
the qualities you already have, other new ones which seem to
be asleep in your being.
You can multiply your possibilities, enlarge and
increase them; you can suddenly bring up something you did not think you had.
I have already explained this to you several times. When one discovers one's
psychic being within, at the same time there develop and manifest, quite unexpectedly,
things one could not do at all before and which one didn't think were in one's
nature. Of this too I have had numerous examples. I have given you this one,
but I am repeating it to you once more to make myself understood.
I used to know a young girl who was born in a very
ordinary environment, who had not received much education and wrote rather clumsy
French, who had not developed her imagination and had absolutely no literary
sense: that seemed to be among the possibilities she did not have. Well, when
she had the inner experience of contact with her psychic being, and as long as
the contact was living and very present, she wrote admirable things. When she
fell back from that state into an ordinary one, she could not even put two sentences
together correctly! And I saw examples of both kinds of her writing.
There is a genius within everyone of us -we don't
know it. We must find the way to make it come out -but it is there sleeping,
it asks for nothing better than to manifest; we must open the door to it.