Genius Profile – Mahatma Gandhi

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Genius Profile – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Gandhi is a genius. He is one of the most influential leaders in history. His belief in nonviolence influenced hundreds of millions of people including Martin Luther King who led his own movement for civil rights in the United States.

If you could model anyone in history for integrity and congruence, you would be hard pressed to find a better model than Gandhi. Watch the video above on a powerful story of congruence by Mahatma Gandhi.

Why is Integrity important?

Seems like an odd question. Many would say it’s what we should do or the right thing to do.

From a performance standpoint, integrity provides strength. When you tell the truth, you get stronger. When you tell a lie, you get weaker. The same with being your word and doing what you say. Each time you do what you say, you get more powerful. Each time you don’t, you lose power. In applied kinesiology, you can muscle test for truth. Your body never lies.

Being in integrity will build trust with others and most importantly trust in yourself. That’s where confidence comes from is when you see evidence that you can be trusted.

When you live your truth there is nothing to hide and you have to expend little energy to adjust. When you live a lie, most of your energy will be spent covering up the lie instead of moving forward.

3 Action Steps to Build Integrity and Trust in Yourself

1. Get Evidence – Write down all successes that you set out to accomplish from any time of your life.

2. Complete Incompletes – Write down incomplete promises you’ve made to others or yourself. Take responsibility for not honoring your word and make it right by apologizing, recommitting, or taking new action.

3. Be Compassionate – All you can do is all you can do. Cut the activity down into bite sized chunks. Don’t swallow the elephant whole or you will choke on overwhelm and frustration.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Gandhi story, muscle testing, and the 3 action steps.

To Your Genius,

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  1. Eiji,
    I love that quote by Ghandi. I like to think I am becoming more of what I want to see in the world.
    Erica

  2. Lesly says:

    Eiji,
    I really enjoyed this post. I like the presentations you are adding and I always wanted to know how to do muscle testing. I have said that quote to myself many, many times… it is so true. You must start with yourself.. great post

    • Thanks Lesly for stopping by. =)

      Muscle testing is very powerful. The video is great to muscle test by yourself. There are other ways to do it however it takes 2 to tango.

      David Hawkins has a great book called Power vs. Force that goes into applied kinesiology and shows just one positive energy can overcome tens of thousands of negative ones.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  3. I just found your website, and I love the energy here. Thanks for creating the video about Gandhi. What an interesting example of being the change we want to see in the world.
    .-= Jacqueline Green´s last blog ..Great Parenting is Perfect Imperfection =-.

  4. Therese Miu says:

    Hi Eiji,

    How are you? I enjoyed how you break it down the “Integrity” it is the premise and foundation of one’s character. I honestly believe that humility is the highest form of integrity.

    I enjoyed Gandhi’s video along with your phenomenal message of “The Power of Congruency” What I have done the last few years is that I usually don’t make any promises from the smallest thing (schedule date with girlfriends) to the big things (launching a product) I have done what you discussed on your 3 steps which is “Cut the activity down into bite sized chunks.” I have really come to terms with myself and what’s truly important to me in my life. So that I’m not out of integrity if I cancel or if I break a promise with myself or others.
    You are so right 100% with the “Complete the Incomplete.” I have found this philosophy useful in terms of forgiving myself or others. It is a way we can also HEAL ourselves.

    I think we begin to really live out of our essence and our own truth once we complete the incomplete. Meaning honoring our own path and walking our own personal mission and values.

    Thanks for the muscle test. It was honestly the first time I heard of this. So excited to LEARN something new today.

    Thanks Eiji for being Y O U!
    .-= Therese Miu´s last blog ..Promote Your Business Plus A special Tour with Therese Miu =-.

    • Hi Therese! So glad to see you back here on the blog. The community missed you. =)

      You are bring great energy here. Thank you for sharing your experience in being in integrity. It helps having an example for people to follow.

      Thank you!

      Lots of love,
      Eiji

  5. This post has given me a lot to think about. I had not heard of muscle testing before – an interesting concept.

    Whilst important to focus on a past genius, I wonder who there is alive today that we would call a genius that has been directly influenced by a past one… hmm .. just a thought.

    Joanna

    • Thank you Joanna for your comment.

      There are quite a few geniuses who have been influenced by past geniuses.

      My definition of genius is different from the standard IQ which only measures 2 out of the 8 intelligences.

      Genius is a level of performance higher than mastery where you have gotten distinctions that make the difference that makes the difference.

      In the Personal Development industry there are quite a few:

      Tony Robbins was mentored by Jim Rohn

      Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Kiyosaki, and T Harv Eker were mentored by Buckminster Fuller.

      Jack Canfield was mentored by W. Clement Stone who was mentored by Napoleon Hill.

      In philosophy and military leaders, Socrates mentored Plato who mentored Aristotle who mentored Alexander the Great who influenced Julius Caesar.

      Most geniuses have had a model of excellence to strive for. Very common in athletics. Tiger Woods modeled Jack Nicklaus. Kobe Bryant modeled Michael Jordan.

      There is a passing of wisdom like a family tree.

      Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon!

      To Your Genius,

      Eiji

  6. Maggie Lancy says:

    Ghandi is amazing! Very interesting about the muscle test.
    Thanks for the great post Eiji!

  7. Laura Morris says:

    Hi Eji
    What a wonderful and thoughtful post. I was raised in a home where eastern thought was taught, and the Gandhi was someone I looked up to as a hero. When I got old enough to understand I began to read about his teachings and grew to love him for everything he brought to the planet. He was the embodyment of the words integrity, simplicity, peace, gentility, kindness, longsuffering, Strength, Joy, Spirit and so much more.

    Thank You for this great reminder today

    Laura Morris
    .-= Laura Morris´s last blog ..Your MLM “PhD” is A Continuing Education Worth Millions =-.

    • Hi Laura!

      I appreciate your comment because it adds so much more to who Gandhi was and one blog post would not even scratch the tip of the iceberg.

      Thank you.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  8. Val Wilcox says:

    Love the references to Ghandi. You have introduced something I had not heard of before either – muscle testing. Very interesting concept.

    Thanks for sharing part of your passion,
    Val :)
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Renew Your Mindset With Faith =-.

    • Hey Val!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Muscle testing is amazing in so many ways. The body never lies and it’s an amazing tool to make decisions because you are stronger when you are living in truth aligned to your purpose.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  9. Lori Tisot says:

    Thanks for a really inspiring post! It’s amazing how much energy is freed up when you live in your integrity! I’m familiar with the muscle testing theory – and have heard of it being used to help determine the correct homeopathic medicines for both people and animals. Fascinating!!

    –Lori
    .-= Lori Tisot´s last blog ..Status Check – Where Are You =-.

  10. Loic says:

    Hey, what a powerful story in the video. I kind of laughed at first but after listening to Gandhi’s explanation, everything makes sense.

    This story forced me to reflect on myself a bit more. Instead of criticizing others, i better try to become a better person.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Loic
    .-= Loic´s last blog ..Dog joint pain- 7 things you can do to alleviate the pain =-.

    • Thanks Loic for stopping by. I’m glad you appreciate the video.

      Self reflection is an act over half the world never do.

      For myself, I used to criticize others and the one I was the harshest on was myself. I am still learning to be more compassionate on myself which helps me be more compassionate with others.

      Thank you Loic for your courage and maturity.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  11. Eiji,
    Really enjoyed this post…and like others, had not heard of muscle testing before. Very, very interesting. I love your simple point about getting stronger with truth or weaker with lies… very, very true. Integrity can never be taken from us.

    Thanks so much for the reminder…..
    Robin
    .-= Robin van der Merwe´s last blog ..Top 10 Blog Statistics You Should Be Tracking =-.

    • Hi Robin,

      Thanks for dropping by. Lori pointed out that it’s also great to see if an item is good for you or not. It’s amazing.

      Each item has an energy and a vibration that brings you up or brings you down and muscle testing will show which one it is.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  12. Matthew Neer says:

    Ahh Eiji, Gandhi was one of the most brilliant and inspirational teaches of his time. Truly showed people how to lead by example by believing so strongly in a cause that it becomes true.

    Thanks for sharing that awesome video to bro.
    .-= Matthew Neer´s last blog ..Facebook Dropping Atom Bomb On Google =-.

    • Hey Matt, what’s up brother!

      Great to see you again. Yes, when you think of leaders who lead a volunteer army, Gandhi is one of the best ever.

      One positive light can light millions of candles worldwide.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  13. Eiji,

    Thanks for sharing, You said it perfectly Honor What you say, My belief is that Do what you say, and say what you do. The Action steps you list are very helpful in building integrity within yourself and you are right, Gandhi was a true genius. Glad to connect with you on TSA! Look forward to reading more, following you on Networked Blogs. Have an Awesome Weekend!
    .-= Chris Bernardo´s last blog ..1000 Awesome Things to be Thankful For =-.

  14. Vanessa says:

    Eiji:

    I think integrity, in all areas of your life, is second to none in importance. After all, as T. Harv Eker says, How you do anything is how you do everything.

    If you are out of integrity in any area, where else are you out of integrity?

    Thanks for a great reminder. And you chose an ideal hero for this value.

    Live with passion and purpose,
    Vanessa
    .-= Vanessa´s last blog ..What Type of Traveler are You =-.

    • Thanks Vanessa! I love Harv Eker. My wife translated for him in Singapore at Life Directions for students from Japan.

      I take it a step further:

      “How the universe does anything is how the universe does everything.” There are so many lessons of what works in nature, works in our lives.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  15. Sue Collier says:

    Hey Eiji,

    I agree with you that it is really important to live your life with Integrity. I for one would not have the energy to lie all the time. I once knew someone who lied most of the time and I found it difficult to cope with.

    Not sure about the muscle testing, never seen that before and didnt seem to work for me (honestly!). Obviously doing something wrong, lol:)

    Thanks for a great post Eiji!

    Sue

    • Hi Sue! Thanks for visiting my blog. =)

      Muscle testing works best with two people. There are some other YouTube videos done on it.

      How I learned it is to extend your weak are straight out to your side like you have wings. Make it parallel to the ground.

      Have a partner put his/her hand on top of your wrist and push down with medium force where you can resist and keep it up.

      Pressure: Not too easy / Not too hard.

      Then ask a question. 1st test to see if it works.

      State your name: My name is (your name). Your arm should remain strong and stay parallel to the ground.

      Then state a false name (lie): My name is (lie). Your arm will get weak and fall lower to the ground.

      You can do it things, foods, ideas. If you hold a pack of cigarettes in your free hand, your energy will be weaker.

      If you hold an inspiring book, you will get stronger. If you hold an uninspiring or negative book, you will get weaker.

      It’s very interesting especially when it comes to medicine and prescription drugs.

      Your body knows more than we think and it never lies.

      Hope you come back to the blog soon!

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  16. I really like the uniqueness of your blog. Where is the wisdom? Love it. Muscle testing is so underutilized but until people understand the effect energy has on muscles it won’t be understood by most people. When the whole of humanity finally gets that your thoughts are emitting frequencies and that your thoughts are merely vibrations then the world will be much better off. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Thank you Nicole!

      One of my intentions of my blog is to express uniqueness and simplicity.

      We are all unique and are 1 in infinity. There will be no one like us before us and after us. We all have a unique genius inside us.

      I believe this century will be the age of inner enlightenment where instead of looking for answers outside us and the planet, we will look within.

      We’ve done so much discovery in outer space and technology and the industrial age is over, we are going to contemplate more about our lives.

      There are more and more coaches, trainers, and teachers who are sharing their message and making the masses aware.

      With the average brain having 60,000 thoughts, the need for conscious thinking and rewiring our unconscious to make our mind our servant rather than our master is more important than ever.

      Thoughts truly are things and all things created physically are first created in the mind. Like a baby in a mother’s womb, our thoughts are creating our reality in our brain whether we know it or not.

      Thank you Nicole for visiting! Our compliments and praise are mirrors of what is inside and I love the look and feel of your blog.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  17. Hi Eiji,

    Very powerful stuff! I liked the story –the message is so simple but that’s the beauty. Too often (I’m guilty) we focus outwardly when we should focus first on ourselves. Start where you’re standing and with the person looking back at you in the mirror because when YOU start making positive changes in YOURSELF, you can’t help but positively influence and impact what happens around you – it’s all related and a spiraling effect.

    While all 3 action steps are “work in progress” for me, I especially struggle with #3. When there is so much to do and so much to improve/change, we can shut ourselves down so it’s important to take it step-by-step – build your ‘dream home’ brick by brick. It reminds me of the starfish story (I believe it was starfish washing up on the shore :) ) – you can’t possibly save them all so it’s easy to say what’s the point?! However it WILL make a difference to the ones you do throw back into the water. So, do what you can.

    Thanks for a wonderful post, Laura
    .-= Laura Paulson´s last blog ..Network Marketing Success- Get Your Newbies Started Right =-.

    • Hi Laura!

      It’s totally normal because it gets us uncomfortable. I struggle with it, we all struggle with the 3 action steps.

      That’s why we need constant reminders and you got to go through the struggle and learn to get the prize.

      How long does it take to get it? It takes as long as it takes. (Simple answer and not the one we want to hear. Once we accept it then success is inevitable.)

      I love the starfish story!

      Actually received a starfish pin for volunteering and someone shared the story to me.

      When the man told the boy, you can’t save them all there are thousands of them.

      The boy picked up another starfish and threw it back in the ocean and told the man, “I made a difference to that one!”

      Thank you for reminding me of the story. It brings back great memories.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji

  18. This was very enlightening. I love muscle testing.It is amazing how well it works.I love the action steps.They are eye openers.
    Thanks for a great post.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Four Powerful Strategies for Becoming The “Go To” Person In Your Business =-.

  19. Liz Holman says:

    Exactly what I need to hear with where I am at in my life and in my business. THanks you!

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