Michael Meade Discusses "Finding Genius In Your Life," April 25, 2012

“Genius is the basis for the deepest type of mentoring. When true learning occurs genius teaches genius and both the teacher and the student grow.” – Author, mythologist, storyteller Michael Meade

Please join us for an evening of stories and poems and discussion of the many ways that the genius in us keeps finding meaningful ways for us to change and to grow at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in the Bastyr University Chapel.

The original idea of genius refers to the natural spirit and inner qualities of a person; this includes their god-given talents as well as the way they are aimed at life. In that sense, everyone has a genius nature and something essential to give to the world. However, when neglected or rejected our natural genius can incite our worst inner demons. 

First surfacing during youth, the inner genius tries to become known throughout the course of life. Our genius calls us to at critical junctures and whenever change is required. Whether younger or older, our job is to answer the call. For, enduring happiness can be found more in satisfying one’s inner spirit  than in simply finding fame or acquiring a fortune.

Co-sponsored by the Bastyr University Center for Spirituality, Science and Medicine. For more information and tickets please visit the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation website at www.mosaicvoices.org or contact the Mosaic office at 206-935-3665. Tickets cost $12 general admission/$9 students.

Posted by Christy Lee-Engel, Director on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 2:38pm


The Center for Mind, Body, Spirit and Nature was created in November 2009 to support Bastyr University's commitment to a multidisciplinary exploration of the deep questions at the heart of spiritual and scientific inquiry.

As an expression of Bastyr's mission and vision, the Center hosts conversations devoted to illuminating the interfaces, connections and congruence between spirituality, science, nature and medicine.

The Center shares resources in this field and develops collaborative relationships with other organizations and people who work at the frontiers of this exploration. The primary ambition of the Center is to contribute to the cultivation of wisdom and wholeness in the practice of medicine.