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Apple core creativity

Monday, February 04, 2008

How is creativity like this big juicy apple that I am just about to eat?

I can't swallow it whole. Most projects are too big to do all at once.

To eat it, I've just got to get stuck in. Take a big ol' bite!

Chew that up! Enjoy the flavours. Relish the juice.

Then take another bite.

And another. And another.

Pretty soon, it's almost all gone. I've got to the core of the project.

And, what's this?


Seeds are new ideas for new projects.

You don't know about them until you've eaten a good chunk of the way into the creative project you are working on now.

From seeds you can grow trees, that will spawn even more apples.

That's the way of creative endeavour.

Start where you are. Take it one bite at a time. Enjoy the experience of chewing it up. Look for the seeds of other ideas that can come from what you are doing now. Empires are born this way.

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Tip of the mental iceberg

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The conscious mind is such a tiny part of our whole mental capacity.

It's the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

Thinking, thought, comes out of your subconscious mind from the unconscious mind.

My latest appreciation of what those two words mean is this...

Unconscious mind means you are completely unconscious and unware of what is going on in there to the point of denying it with all your breath.

Subconscious mind, on the other hand, you can get inklings of. It's like peripheral vision; if you soften and increase your awareness, you can become aware of the things going on to the sides of your focus... without turning your conscious mind (the torch) fully on them.

It's a bridge to and from the unconscious mind.

Conscious mind is a narrow tube. The subconscious info squirts through that narrow tube of conscious awareness.

To become a genius, to think like a genius, you have to expand that tube so you can get more information and data through from the subconscious mind. You need to find ways to expand your awareness of the subconscious data feed.

That's what The Complete Guide To Genius trains you to do.

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David Deida's Instant Enlightenment

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am currently (as in right now -- I've just put the book down) reading David Deida's new book, 'Instant Enlightenment'.
David Deida is a master of using juxtapositions to free up trapped energy and experience expanded states of consciousness.
That's why I am recommending you take a look at his work.
He will blast you out of your 'stuck' points. If you let him.
He will free you from your righteousness.
From the creative thinker perspective, this is priceless. His brief essays in 'Instant Enlightenment' crow bar your mind open.
(Yes, yes, I know, a little understated. But I'm a shy, demure kind of guy like that.)
Anyway, David Deida has a neat little exercise in 'Instant Enlightenment' in the chapter labelled, SWEAR.
The idea is to think of the dirtiest, filthiest word you know. And then say it out loud, when you are alone.
You repeat this vile word several times.
And then you say, "I love you," while imagining that you are with someone you really love.
The exercise is then to alternate between saying your dirty word and saying "I love you" until you can say the swear word with as much love as you say "I love you."
You then escalate the exercise with a (willing) friend or lover, repeating the bad word and "I love you" to them until they can feel as much love in the swear word as in the actual saying that you love them.
Deida advises that you rinse and repeat this exercise with other swear words.
The ultimate aim being to "practice saying every word that you utter, from now on until you die, in a way that feels like 'I love you' to whoever hears it."
Isn't that great? I love that idea!
Oh and for all you cheeseballs who think that sounds too shmaltzy, there's a chapter on Hate just for you! ;-)

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