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.