How Does the Creative Mind Work?

How Does the Creative Mind Work?

The Creative Mind is rebellious, that is its main characteristic. It does not take anything for granted, it is not based on presumptions or established patterns. The Creative Mind assumes that everything can be completed, surpassed, improved, that nothing is defined and everything is perfectible.

 

The rebel “opposes” authority and power, adopts an attitude contrary to the majority. The Creative Mind rebels against the authority of what is established and the power of what the majority considers defined.

 

There is always an additional answer to every question, a solution to every problem, that is what the Creative Mind thinks, but unfortunately, it does not govern the thinking of the masses.

 

Not all people have the ability to Create, precisely because they feel comfortable operating within the framework of what already exists, in the security of borders that are already known. This is part of human nature.

 

The man has inserted in his genetics the search for a security, since always. His mind is designed to protect him from the threats of the environment, to provide him with safe conditions in his development.

 

And few things provide more security than those known, no matter how much they are not the best or represent risk. The unknown frightens, discourages the search and creation of new things.

 

It is precisely this tendency to operate in safe areas and predictable situations, which determines that a world full of opportunities is available: to innovate, to discover, to create.

 

It is much more what is not known (and therefore does not exist), than the familiar. This is why the Creative Mind knows Freedom, wherever it runs because it moves in virgin terrain, an infertile field that no one has drilled.

 

These are some of the things that the Creative Mind understands:

1. The new and different is easier to identify than the old known.

In the traditional game of “3 in a row” no one wins or loses if the necessary focus is on dynamics, the options to do so are very small, the “field” in which it is played is limited. The same is the intellectual performance of most of the people in your life.

 

It is impossible to be Creative to win a game of “3 in a row”, no matter how hard you put in the task. So too it is difficult to be Creative in personal and professional life if the field of discernment is limited to the narrowness of the established.

 

The Creative Mind finds answers and solutions OUTSIDE the “narrow board” enabled for the game, there it places the X’s or O’s, and wins. Looking at it this way, the task is simple, since the external field of the game is much broader than the one that limits it. Worth the example!

 

Thinking of something new and/or different as an answer to a question is EASIER than restricting yourself to a variant of the known: the field of work is vastly greater.

 

If the logical benefit is so obvious, why is it so difficult to adopt a Creative Mind?

 

For another simple reason: any new or different consideration (not to mention revolutionary), collides with the established way of thinking, deserves little attention, and generates rejection. It is subject to all kinds of skepticism, questioning, and doubt. And this opposing energy deters most minds from trying to look beyond accepted limits.

 

For this reason, all Creative Mind must be rebellious! For this reason, Creativity is a matter of attitude and not of knowledge, because it must adopt a position of opposition to what exists before navigating through unknown waters.

Being Creative, in essence, is not difficult, being irreverent to achieve it is something else.

2. The question that guides Creativity is Why not? 

While it is considered that the question Why? leads to wisdom, the question Why not? sustains Creativity. Why not? it presumes the existence of Possibility, and that is all the Creative Mind needs.

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Everything is possible in this Life! Every Problem has several solutions, every question has many answers. In reality, there are more solutions and answers than problems and questions. The dynamics that move the Universe are that elementary. It is the question why? the one that consolidates limits, since it is based on what you know.

 

Humanity unfolds in a highly structured world, full of Organizations that determine the being and doing of things, all aimed at mystifying the predictable and safe. For a long time, man has privileged Security over Freedom, and Security always asks why? before considering a change of status. On the other hand, the Creative Mind is free, chaotic, and disorderly in the framework of its own government, that is why it visualizes the Possibilities.

 

Disorder or chaos is only reprehensible from the perspective of the Established, since beyond that they constitute only options, and therefore Possibilities. The disorder is bad for those who define order and chaos anathema to the structured but transcending this logic, disorder and chaos are energies that “shake” everything that is known and lead to evolution.

 

Is new and different always better than existing? No, of course, but it has the advantage of unfolding in broader horizons, it has room to flow, as the established can end as “stagnant waters” and rot in its maturity.

3. Creativity is not based on Knowledge, it is based on Intuition.

The Creative Mind understands instantly and without the need for complex reasoning that there is something new and different to deal with any situation. There he concentrates his work and efforts. Intuition does not reach answers, but it takes the Mind to the wide and virgin terrain of the unknown. Once on that terrain, the Creative Mind is structured and organized, building bridges towards the position of origin and establishing relationships that consolidate creation.

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Christopher Columbus discovers the “New World” and integrates it with the known one, thus creating a new Earth. The New World does not replace the Old, it does not eliminate it, enrich it and expand it. The Creative Mind does not work in the world of Possibilities to replace or nullify the known, at least it is not part of its purpose. The Creative Mind expands the boundaries of the known, “creates” new spaces that are consolidated with the existing and give it another dimension. But it does not do this work based on Knowledge, rather it “jumps” into the unknown and returns from there with the addition.

 

The Creative Mind “senses” that there is something beyond established Knowledge and proceeds accordingly, simple as that!

The Creative Mind intuits that:

  • There is something that is not being considered
  • There is something that is not being seen
  • Is there anything better
  • Is there anything new
  • There is something different
  • There is “another” way

None of this is known yet, of course, but it is there, for sure!

4. The Creative Mind always works in the “future”.

What does not exist is “created”, and obviously it is neither in the past nor in the present. The referential (past) and situational (present) dimensions are not coordinates for the Creative Mind. She does not need a “root” or a “guiding vector” to do her job. It is not a tree that grows, it is a globe that goes up to the sky.

 

This does not lead to the Creative Mind working in an “ethereal” environment, because although it consciously directs its work towards a future that it does not know, it unconsciously works in it with the guidelines defined in its history and its present. This is like the man who walks on the Moon, it represents the future, but the act of “walking” on it is something similar to what the ancestor did in the caves.

 

This is the wonderful magic of Creativity: its ability to open the new chapter that continues the story.

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