Unconscious reliability

Experience and knowledge can sometimes blur and impede creativity. Thus it is more reliable to consult the unconscious mind for new ideas. In fact, Einstein believed his creativity (and ultimately the conception of his theory of relativity) could be attributed to his late development of speech, requiring him to see the world and interpret it visually, without translating it into the constrictive mode of language, for longer than most children. (Read Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.)

Napoleon Hill maybe said it best:

“The reasoning faculty is often faulty, because it is largely guided by one’s accumulated experience. Not all knowledge, which one accumulates through ‘experience,’ is accurate. Ideas received through the creative faculty are much more reliable, for the reason that they come from sources more reliable than any which are available to the reasoning faculty of the mind.”

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