When Does "Thinking" Not Serve You?
Have you ever heard it said that thinking can be dangerous? Thinking can often put us on the wrong track.
You can't figure everything out just by thinking. Why? Because it's too linear, therefore limiting. You miss out on the spaces in between thoughts, where the real gems hide out.
This is true for all human beings, not just artists and scientists. It's true for teachers, for doctors, lawyers, merchants, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, gardeners, florists, and everybody else.
Remember how Buckminster Fuller got the idea for the geodesic dome? He had to be completely alone for a period of time in order to go into that space where all the answers are lined up. The solution was there, waiting for his recognition and acceptance. That space was inside of him.
Have you observed how you sometimes stress over an idea, get frustrated, then a month, 6 months, or a year down the line, the solution comes to you in a flash? And it was correct, simple, and just what you were looking for?
Why do you suppose that is? It's because you stopped "thinking" about it. You released the idea. You may have even forgotten about it. You let go. You unstressed, got your ego out of it, and another aspect of yourself took over.
I had an experience yesterday that reminded me not to count too heavily on linear thinking. I was trying to "think" my way through something I'm working on, and it wasn't working out for me. Frankly, all it accomplished was to fill me full of doubt. I was not happy with my results or with myself.
Insights happen. Why do we think insights are less reliable than the act of thinking? You may not think that, but many people do.
Insight is instant and in most cases, more reliable.
Entrepreneurship is closely related to art in approach because it is an art.
All my years as a designer, at the beginning of each collection, I would suffer with purpose tremor until I got so tired, I finally let go. That's when good things happened. Things started to flow out of me, effortlessly and filled with life from a place deep inside me, a place where there was no judgement.
Those are moments of inspiration.
That's the right frequency in which to do your work, whatever your work is. Doesn't matter what your work is.
Is there an easy way to slip into those between thoughts spaces?
Yes, but it takes discipline. I'm working on it right now because I want to call upon all the knowledge buried deep inside myself. And I don't want to suffer to get there. We're not supposed to suffer.
It's buried deep inside of you, as well. Meditate. Daydream. Relax. Transcend the stresses as best you can.
Draw on your own rich inner resources.
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