Where Good Ideas Come From

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How to get ideas flowing…

Informatics

Innovation is the name of the game these days in business, in science and technology, even in art.
by SARAH ZIELINSKI

We all want to get those big ideas, but most of us really have no idea what sets off those sparks of insight. Science can help! In the past few years, neuroscientists and psychologists have started to gain a better understanding of the creative process. Some triggers of innovation may be surprisingly simple. Here are five things that may well increase the odds of having an “Aha!” moment.

1. Take a shower. A seemingly mindless task — showering, fishing or driving — might help spur creative thoughts, as the mind wanders from “lather-rinse-repeat” to a recent problem, and then back again. There’s even history to back this up.

As the ancient Greek engineer Vetruvius told us, Archimedes was lounging in a public bath when he noticed the water level go up…

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How to bring your intentions into the world of matter…

http://theheartofawakening.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/ – a guided meditation for this exploration. Thank you, Beth.

The Heart of Awakening

“For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call “physical reality. Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today’s world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We humans are much more than we think we are…” – Dr. William A. Tiller

We have come to a place where science and spirituality meet in many ways. For those who have had a focus on energy, whether through Acupuncture or Eastern Medicine, Energy Healing such as Reiki or Pranic Healing, Yoga or other spiritual practices, it has long been accepted that matter follows energy. It is exciting that science is now on board with this concept. A major focus on the Heart of Awakening blog is to support a shift into a new paradigm. This begins with an inner shift in our thoughts…

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TED Talks

Two of my favourite TED Talk speakers:

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Stroke of Insight

Dr. Brene Brown

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame

 

Related: I am Enough, Start Empathy, The Definition of Courage and the Power of Vulnerability, How Vulnerability Leads Us to Freedom

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