“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” ~William Plomer

It is our rational mind that separates everything, but our intuitive mind is capable of sensing connections and interrelationships…this can be compared to what we learned when studying arithmetic fractions… the narrow rational mind identifies with separate numerators while the expanded intuitive mind takes on the role of seeing common denominators and the large picture…both are needed to find satisfactory solutions…unfortunately, the rational mind dominates our education at the expense of losing much of our creativity.

Creativity occurs when our rational mind suspends it intense efforts to think of answers…this allows an expansion of our intuitive mind to visualize a new and different way to solve a challenging situation….the emotional intensity of our search is important since this is what fuels intuition to search for its answer….or it could simply be a passionate curiosity as the motivating factor.

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.~Beatrix Potter

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.~Erich Fromm

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.~Henry David Thoreau

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.~Pablo Picassa

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you have worked.~Rita Mae Brown

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.~Virginia Woolf

Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.~William James

I shut my eyes in order to see.~Paul Gaugin

2 Responses

  1. The intuitive personality is usually “inner directed” and often enjoys going on creative inner trips….I could be labeled an introverted but no longer take that label seriously…

  2. I have high intuition but it is also introverted. So I tend to analyze all the details and come up with a conclusion. I would definitely think I am way more creative than being ‘rational’.
    I enjoyed reading this short post. Thanks for Sharing!
    I am an ENFJ

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