Excerpt from Chapter Six

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Six:

My heart always felt good when it was resting in Connecticut. Home
is where the heart is, and I felt spiritually connected to my hometown.
I was happy to take a job teaching tennis a couple of small towns away
from Old Saybrook. I had several major and meaningful wake-up calls in
Texas while reading and implementing knowledge from the many great books
I wrapped my heart around. It was the beginning of a whole new life as far as
I was concerned, and I wanted a conscious unfolding love story to happen in
every area of my life.

I was very content teaching tennis, exercising, playing tennis, and truly
feeling new spiritual knowledge blooming within me. I clearly wanted more,
and being human, I started to once again look more outside myself than inside.
I knew I had not yet discovered a manual to guide me eternally through life
without making more mistakes (or at least limit them…) or experiencing
growing pains. In a healthy way, I kept my eyes open for more in every area of
my life. At the same time, I was open for change, opportunity, and growth
going forward into a bright future.

Excerpt from Chapter Five

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Five:

When I arrived in Texas, I had my sights set on one goal: to play bigtime
tennis with people from all over the world and for one of the
best teams and coaches in the country. The coach’s office was my first stop. I told
him my previous rankings and asked if I could hit with the team as soon as possible.
He looked up my previous rankings and told me to come out so he could
watch me play. After watching me play, he told me I could keep coming to practice.
That is all I wanted to hear. It was a dream come true for me, and I was
not taking this opportunity for granted this time around.

I was ecstatic about having clarity in my life: play tennis and pursue this
burning desire to figure out my internal life. Answers really did start to fall
out of the sky in Tyler, Texas. I never spent a whole lot of time in bookstores,
but one day I felt a magnetic pull to go into a bookstore right across the street
from my apartment. I accepted these feelings, urges, magnetic pulls, and new
matters of my heart as very real and filled with purpose. I felt they were
directly meant for me to capture and seize opportunities to explore. I was
becoming so open about getting in touch with my internal life. I was immediately
drawn to the “Spirituality” or “Self-Help” sections of the store.

Excerpt from Chapter Four

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Four:

It was not until I discovered the word “spirituality” that I thought about
the word “love” on such a grand scale. I knew I loved my immediate and
extended family including my Gramps (my father’s father), close friends
including Kubby, my dogs, and tennis. I became aware mine was a limited
love, but the world of spirituality opened it all up. It all started with self-love
and self-exploration from the inside out.

I discovered a limitless love in spirituality. And, I immediately felt it was
limitless to what I could gain in bringing this more and more into my life. I
wanted to completely grieve the loss of Kubby, and I knew this was going to be
the way. I wanted to turn this loss into an incredibly loving experience, because
I could feel that Kubby and I were closer than ever. It was a true love beyond
worldly description. I was conscious of a new force of love living through me
after my near-death experience, but I had no idea what to do with it or how to
express it.

Excerpt from Chapter Three

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Three:

Ineeded to deal with my struggles around loss and internal feelings, callings,
and strife, yet I did not know where to even begin dealing with it
all. I truly felt as if I had grieved the loss of Kubby to the best of my ability up
to this point. I didn’t know how to gain perspective and turn this loss and whole
event into something positive before I learned more about what was happening

One place I did NOT turn to was God. I did not know what God was,
except for something outside of me that so many others went to worship on a
Sunday, in fancy clothes and at a church. I was not one of those people, and I
was thankful my parents did not push organized religion on me in my early

I may have experienced a powerful moment with my therapist in high
school regarding going forward with my life and living for my dreams, but this
was all overshadowed by the pressures and limited knowledge I had going into
college. As much as I returned to fitting in, going through the motions, and
identifying with myself as just a freshmen at Green Mountain College, the
hurt inside continued to grow.

The Best Day of Your Life

I have often asked the question, “Tell me about the best day of your life?” It is interesting to see where many eyes go, where their mind goes, and what their response is…as it is often rooted in the past or some future event or place that has not even happened yet! They say, “…the best day of my life was when I got my license, graduated, went to college, got my first job, got a promotion, gave birth to my baby, bought a house, quit my job, and on and on and on. Or, they say, “…the best day of my life will be when I win the lottery, go on vacation, get that promotion, quit my job, get married, can afford to buy a house, and on and on and on. These are all valid responses to my trick question, and all of these moments sounds amazing and miraculous, but all of them have already happened or have not even become a realistic possibility. The people who immediately respond, “Today is the best day of my life!” They are the ones that are living life to the fullest, and accepting the present moment as it is right now. They are not resisting against what is, and they are seeing “green grass” everywhere they look, because they know in their heart that the grass is as green as it is going to get right here at home. Quite simply, today will always be the best day of our lives and there is no other way it can be. Make the best of it, and create this day with wise choices and positive thoughts. And always listen to your heart. Enjoy the day!

Excerpt from Chapter Two

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Two:

Who is Jason Hughes, really? I had experienced an internal shift, but
I did not have the first clue toward exploring or understanding any
of it. Why did this whole event, loss, injury, and sudden complete shift happen
to me? These were some of the questions I started to wonder about in a conscious
way, but the answers were not falling out of the sky. I continued going through
the motions of my life with this new inquiry starting to permeate from deep
within me. I was also still a 17-year-old trying to fit into this life according to
everything coming at me in the way of social acceptance.

It became quite clear to me that I did not care as much about which clique
I used to hang with the most. I had spent countless hours living with hospital
patients who used to be just regular people until an emergency struck our physical
bodies and threatened our survival and the continuation of the normal life
we once led. The injuries and serious problems ranged from TBI, amnesia, and
amputations to heroin and drug addiction, heart failure and conditions. I saw
everything else that befall normal people such that they end up in an intensive
rehabilitation center.

Excerpt from Chapter One

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter One:

I can only imagine that for a parent to lose a child is to go through the
worst possible pain in this life. The grieving process fell on limitless people
that truly loved Kubby. I, however, was not able to attend his funeral or
begin to understand how this loss would impact my life. It would become my
greatest injury, yet it would also become my greatest inspiration toward figuring
out how to claim and live out the life of my dreams.

About two weeks after my car crashed, I started to open my eyes. It was
blurry, and I was in and out of consciousness. It was like waking up very, very
slowly. Starting to see images around me was all I could do, and there was no
movement or voice coming from me. From this point forward, I never had a
single scared moment of wondering if I would get better. It was all I knew. I
would later realize that this great love I felt and saw during my near-death
experience was now living through me, and it lives through all of us.

Excerpt from Prologue

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Prologue:

It is presently 1988, and I am on top of the world. My mother and father
let me begin practicing my driving skills at an early age, so acing my driver’s
exam for my license was a breeze. I now have my hands wrapped around the
steering wheel of my first car, the ultimate driving machine, a 1977 BMW
320i. Unfortunately, I did not yet have the conscious awareness of how good I
really had it in my life up to this point. I was 16, an athlete, and totally into
girls. Although I may have thought I was happy, I was heading down the
wrong road very quickly.

The beautiful town nestled on the Long Island Sound and at the mouth
of the Connecticut River, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, could not have been a
more ideal place to grow up. My first big dreams in life revolved around the
sport of tennis, but I had given up those dreams to an active social life, drugs,
and the upcoming Grateful Dead concert to be held at the Oxford Speedway in
Maine on July 2.

Excerpt from Introduction

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Introduction:

The time has come in our human evolution to light up the world
of spirituality. That is the intent of this book and why Manstein the
Inner Genius has arrived at this precise moment in time. This is an
effort to spark something positive and loving to which people from
every walk of life can relate in profound ways. Every one of us has limitless
potential to gain a very real and loving tool with which to better
understand our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical condition. I
call this new tool “Manstein.” It is the inner genius within us all.

The principles of Manstein can be the most exciting way imaginable
to take charge of your physical, mental, and spiritual life. Integrated
consciously and used properly in each aspect of our lives,
Manstein can guide us toward the life of our dreams. We all have a
unique and truly powerful inner genius that stays with us for our entire
life. This book is written to open us up in an inspiring way to the
Higher Truth of a spiritual life worth living within our physical existence.

Questions to Ponder

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Questions to Ponder:

Are you aware that life is a choice? Do you realize the true power of making conscious positive choices? Do you realize the depth of the thoughts you choose to allow into your mind? Thoughts are magnets, and they create our lives one at a time, so do you feel you have a balanced control over your thoughts? Why wait for something bad, negative, or tragic to happen before you wake UP to a new life worth living, one that is revolved around positive choices, love, healing, peace, and happiness from the inside out? Will you read my own personal story to connect deeper to your own life happening right now?