Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Take a Moment to Relax, and Let
The Intuitive Mind Work Wonders

'During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.'
Fritjof Capra, from his classic book The Tao of Physics, published in 1975.


At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Mike Q said...

That reminds me of some advice I heard many years ago on creativity: Immerse yourself in all of the information on the matter at hand. But at some point just let your mind wander and suddenly it may land on a good idea.

At 12:41 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Mike, it just hasn't been the same around here the last week or so without you, so thanks for stopping back. I'm a big believer in that total immersion method. In any creative project, writing or otherwise, you just never know what might prove useful and provide some aha's. So the best thing, I think, is just to gather a mountain of material and marinate in it awhile.

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Sherri Henkin said...

Thanks for this post. It summarizes what's been happening with me lately: there are sudden clarifying insights appearing.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Very glad to hear that, Sherri. Keep us posted on your progress!


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