“What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way, you will find, live, and become a realization of your own personal myth.”
How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, neuroscientist Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality.
“With intelligence, there’s the analogy I’ve used is there’s this superhighway in the brain that allows you to get from point A to point B. With creativity, it’s a slower, more meandering process where you want to take the side roads and even the dirt roads to get there.”
One of our most popular interviews in which Dr. Jung unsettles some old assumptions — and suggests some new connections between creativity and family life, creativity and aging, and creativity and purpose.
Day 123: Saturday, May 4, 2013
I’ve been sort of lost in thought since yesterday’s drive on 33. I keep feeling like there’s something I should be doing, but I know there’s not. I think my brain’s just been hardwired to GOGOGO the last week or so…but that’s not me, and that’s not the way I want to live my life. I literally feel like I’m detoxing my system from all that hectic energy and caffeine…and I’m choosing to spend time focused on things like re-building relationships that I’ve let slip by the wayside this year and on noticing the beauty in life. I thought this article was appropriate to find on the On Being blog today. Grateful for a right-thinking dominated brain on days like today!