Dimensions of Mind. You have three:
1. Surface (Ego) Mind.
2. Deep (Emotional/Imaginative) Mind.
3. Beyond (Inspirational) Mind.
Your creative intelligence encompasses all three dimensions but become more creative invariably means choosing to develop the third more fully.
Doing so is a matter of another D word: Daring. In this context, the courage to create. As Rollo May said, in his classic of that name, “Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.”
And it requires courage. The courage to acknowledge ourselves and tell the truth. The courage to be wrong and to fail. The courage to pick ourselves back up and go through the whole cycle all over again.
There’s courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-
open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp
compassion in this group? What’s the
use of old and frozen thought? I want
a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.
We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm
won’t do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.