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Pursuing Creative Thinking Styles

Thinkingbox1-300x240Creative thinking is healthy. It is part of the normal imaginative human processes and it is the same for other primates too.

We know this, because if we watch monkeys or chimpanzees play, they make up games just like humans do. If they encounter problems, they also devise creative ways to solve them.

Creative thinking is not only a part of the human personality but an essential part of the survival mechanism.

Often some schools, families and societies discourage such daydreams and musings. They see them as foolish, a folly, overly self-indulgent and a total waste of time. Children are often discouraged from daydreaming at school. It is frequently seen as a character flaw.

I often get parents ringing my office and complaining that their teenagers are spending too much time daydreaming and not enough time fulfilling the parents’ dreams for them. Their offspring’s daydreaming is seen as a problem but their own daydreaming about what the child should become is not seen as problematic.

If you watch a healthy, happy seven-year-old, they have a wonderful imagination. They are able to create games and ideas for play out of just a few words.

“All children are born artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he [sic] grows up.”

–       Picasso

How often do you daydream? Do you just let whatever happens come into your mind? Are you someone who is totally goal driven and focuses on nothing in life but completing your tasks to be wealthy and successful?

If you are, perhaps you might like to think what the quality of your life would be on your last day of being alive, if you did not have time to daydream.

You unconscious mind is a genius. It pops things into your consciousness to which it wants you to you to pay attention.

The unconscious mind needs to create a thousand scenarios to select one that might stand a chance of becoming a practical reality.

If you do not take the time to dream about the thousand, your whole physical and psychological system will break down as your choices will become limited.

We know from psychiatric studies carried out with severely psychotic patients that they get very little slow wave sleep. Slow wave sleep is when you are dreaming.

We also know that people who sleep well and have good slow wave sleep tend to have good mental health. It does not take a genius, even though your unconscious mind is one, to conclude that a good dreaming life equals good mental health.

This is also true in the waking state. Creative thinkers change the world: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Florence Nightingale, Mahatma Gandi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, and captain Paul Watson. Hopefully for the good, but only history will record in retrospect.

So you see, having a creative imagination and being a creative thinker is actually part of your normal, healthy everyday life. Think about that very carefully or maybe you might just daydream about it in your own time.

Thinking inside the box requires no risk taking but is simply systematic and generally advances nothing but utilisation of a system. There is no advancement, just status quo.

Becoming a creative thinker and learning to think outside the box allows you to learn to retrain your mind to be a good and imaginative problem solver.

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