Quote: “The surprising result of a nationwide inquiry among America’s most eminent mathematicians, including Einstein, to find out their working methods was that thinking “plays only a subordinate part in the brief, decisive phase of the creative act itself.” So I would say that the simple reason why the majority of scientists are not creative is not because they don’t know how to think but because they don’t know how to stop thinking!”
I also work in the innovation and inventing business where creativity is critical. Thinking and knowledge clearly are a part of the process. Having assimilated and played with all of that stuff, the biggest breakthroughs come when we help people let go and in quietude just be present. It’s at this point that intuitive in her knowing, otherwise known as wisdom, makes its biggest contributions.