Published in the summer 2012 issue of MyLIFE magazine
It’s a small book—only 145 pages—but from those pages evolve suggestions for a life-changing opportunity and an immense challenge: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius (which, incidentally, is also the book’s subtitle).
The book is the product of one man’s effort to stop the insanity of living “an inauthentic” life. Donius found himself at the top of the corporate ladder with “not even the sky” as a limit. But, while he was cloaked in the financial excess and the peer respect he thought he always wanted, his personal and creative life suffered. The more he became burdened by his diminishing emotional landscape and ability to connect with others, the more he immersed himself in work. A cycle of isolation, depression and restlessness ensued. Soon, he was desperate to fill the void that swelled inside him.
In his book, from Part One (STOP LYING, START LIVING), Chapter One (Taking Better Advantage of the Whole Mind) to the end of Part Two (LIFTING THE EIGHT LIES), Chapter Fifteen (There’s No Such Thing as True Love), Donius invites readers to unlock their whole brain to change the way they see themselves and find the truth in whatever challenges them. Encompassing 12 years of research, the book takes readers on an “unexpected journey that will set them free.” To begin his journey, the author used “intuitive handwriting” —the practice of tapping the unconscious by writing with the nondominant hand. And it worked! By moving the pen from one hand to the other, then writing down answers to a series of directed questions, he discovered the corporate world was no longer a calling to which he wanted to answer. He also learned about many of his suppressed fears that kept him hiding within the walls of his safe corporate life, and identified his true wishes that freed him to make lasting changes in his life.
Throughout the book, Donius sets out to help us understand the science behind why we tell ourselves lies, which side of the brain is to blame and “the methods to use to blast them from our consciousness in order to find—and live—the truth.” Thought-provoking, easy-to-understand exercises and prompts help readers connect more fully with the needs of their subconscious right brain and unlock their hidden genius, which was once elusive.
Tapping the nondominant subconscious right brain through dominant handwriting, or drawing, can act as a direct pipeline to one’s inner truth, open up creative problem-solving abilities and help people think “outside the box.” Others have reported improvements in relationships, reduced stress, better physical health, discovering hidden talents, deeper spiritual awareness, healing from trauma, breakthroughs in their career, accessing inner wisdom and connecting with a higher power.
The book’s impact on me: When I was in Los Angeles/Hollywood, I was very active in narrating radio and television commercials, filmstrips, documentaries, videos, etc., etc. At most recording sessions, I became “fed up” with the constant haggling between ad agency executives, directors, engineers and producers regarding the correct interpretation of the copy to be read. What were supposed to be one-hour sessions became two- and three-hour sessions. I finally said, “The h— with it. I’ll just stick to my public relations and writing career.” But, I loved being in front of a microphone, and the work was extremely lucrative. Reading Thought Revolution has “nudged” me into getting back into the field. Phoenix has become a very busy voice-over market. So, I’ve been motivated by the book, as I shared with Donius, to give it “another shot.”
Praise for William Donius from David Mixner, civil rights activist and best-selling author: “Over the years, I have known Bill Donius as an artist, bank president, activist, and now as an extremely fine writer. Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius is a brilliant new exploration of the power of the right brain and how it could change your life forever. Donius is a Renaissance man, and this book is just another piece of remarkable evidence of his genius.”
Publisher: Changing Lives Press
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
$19.99; 145 pages