Namaste dear Rupert and Happy New Year to you and yours!

If one were a genius but did not know or even explore who or what one is, would one be intelligent?

Love in yoga,

Dear Sonia,

Happy New Year to you too!

The intelligence in all people, whether geniuses or not, belongs to consciousness alone. It is owned by no one.

Sometimes it is known and sometimes not. Knowing it doesn’t make one a genius and not knowing it doesn’t make one a fool!

In fact, one is never a genius or a fool, but always only consciousness.

With love,



Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira


Uncover lasting peace and happiness by understanding the nature of reality and the self, through exploring our experience with meditation and conversation.