Appreciating the creative value of spacing out

When we daydream, we free our thinking of logical limits to allow knowledge, experiences, and ideas to essentially float freely in our mind and mingle with each other in a way that our logical mind cannot handle.  Some might call this intuition or inner wisdom.

Sometimes this undisciplined mingling creates that flash, that ‘aha’ moment.  Aristotle had his eureka moment in a bathtub and Newton had his in an apple orchard.

Where are yours?  Mine come most often from dreaming or in the shower.  In fact, I naturally get such great insights during my shower, that I’ve now made a habit of taking my most perplexing problems or questions with me to the shower.  I almost always come out with a great new way of approaching them.

When and where do most of your insights occur?

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About Laura Lee Carter

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