Saturday, December 26, 2015

Intuition vs. Creativity

Intuition is more about “gut feeling,” and creativity is about “thinking out-of-box.

The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri which is usually translated as to look inside or to contemplate. According to the online dictionary, it is "the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning."Creativity is a person’s innate ability to create novel ideas. Creativity is as much defined by the problem as by the capacity of the individual to connect things to resolve that problem in new and sometimes unexpected ways. What are the further correlations between creativity and intuition?

Intuition is about “thinking fast”; and to be creative, you need to be conscious and curious about surroundings. Intuition is thus often conceived as a kind of inner perception, sometimes regarded as lucidity or understanding. Many may think intuition is opposite to logic, but more precisely, an intuitive mind is a complementary thinking process to rational thinking. So intuition is the quality or ability to have such direct perception or quick insight. It’s a subconscious mode of evaluation that can help better understanding the so-called "reality," in which we operate, maximizing our engagement with the broader and deeper aspects of our mind and our experience. Creativity is a combination of something currently non-existent, thoughts, acts and with or without constraints. To be creative, you need to be conscious, curious about things that surround you. To be conscious is to be aware and engaged with both the inner world of thought, feeling, choice, and the exterior world of experience and relationship. The interaction between these two parts of our existence is the home of our creativity.

Intuition is more about “gut feeling,” and creativity is about “thinking-out-of-the-box”: Intuition or being intuitive is when you have a gut feeling about something. It is when there isn’t an exact answer to the puzzle because you don’t have all the pieces. Chaos needs to be navigated by intuition. Intuition is also called gut-feeling; because it seems to have got to do something with the gut. Creativity is a result of living in your intuitive space: It is an action or a reaction to the world, from that place, it has no fear or traditions. It's not only about trying to "think outside the box," but an intuitive expression and alternative path that takes you wherever it needs to go, without boundaries. The fear or uneasiness is only the ego getting in the way. On the broadest level, creativity is embodied in the act of creating a self, through narrative, and this is the most fundamental creative effort we make. The big issue is that intuition needs some kind of catalyst - we need to be provoked to make our intuition work. Sometimes that can be as easy as asking a right-brain-oriented question. Intuition should be taken as a new insight, a new idea, a new angle, but must be backed with sound reasoning in the end before putting it into action. In this regard, intuition and creativity are converged.

Intuition is a deeper sense, and creativity is an innate process: The research suggests that intuition, despite its flaws, is integral to our thinking. Intuition is a deeper sense which gets activated only if we are aligned with nature and the present. Some say it helps us to make connections between events to understand a chaotic world, and others suggest it's necessary for us because we must have some immediate perception of events. Creativity is an innate process to create novel ideas. There’s a critical link between creativity and intuition. An intuitive mind has the strength and the willpower to follow the courageous heart, and thus, having the better chance to be creative, and creativity is more a process like flow. It starts somewhere, it is thought over, it is brought into relation and it is worked out; a process with a seemingly beginning and end. Creativity plays its part in all the steps.  

When you are courageous enough to follow the gut and curious enough to understand the surroundings, you learn how to liberate the imagination, unlock creativity, and come up with a new approach to the world. So, every person has the ability to be creative, just tearing down the mental barriers they have and tapping in their inherent abilities and enlighten the intuitive wisdom.


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