Just let your mind wander. Move
through time. Move through space. Experience colours.
Materialise objects. Feel sensations. Taste things. Hear sounds.
Feel emotions. Do the forbidden. In this free roaming you will
suddenly find that a new idea is born.
Which is your
best time to let go? What is it that puts you in that frame of
mind? Where? Recognise those moments and cultivate them
carefully. Multiply them. Many years ago, I discovered that the
best time for me was early morning, when the entire house was
asleep. It was still dark outside and there was pin-drop
silence. And, dining table was the place. I make tea for myself
and it goes by pot-fulls. There is no counting by measly cups. I
read; I plan; I think. I have never sacrificed those three hours
for the last 40 years. And that is what makes my day.
curiosity is the mother of creativity. Judgment and pre-decision
its greatest destroyer. And, this pre-decisioning need not come
from others, it could even be your own. "No. Impossible.
Cannot be Done." These are the easiest words to say. They
require no thinking, no effort. But the damage is permanent. You
have shuttered out your mind for ever. Innovation begins only by
challenging the past. Questioning judgments. Making what is,
The Mandala of
the Sufi’s (figure given) neatly maps these basic elements of
body and mind...Let these elements loose and play their own
tune. The basic issue in creativity is to empty your cup. Stop
worrying. Rank your tasks. Break the task into small pieces. Do
one thing at a time. Know when to quit. Make a game of it. You
will soon discover the jig-saw puzzle filling in.
creativity invariably go together. Intuition complements reason.
It is unemotional. It is also mistake-free. Inculcate it. It
will lead you towards correct actions.
The ultimate issue in
creativity is to be yourself. Do what is easy. Do what is
emotional. Do what is enjoyable. ‘EEE’, the acronym coined
by Ray and Myers for these three prime tonics of creativity is
interesting. This is a book which draws you to reading it.