12 7 / 2013

"I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we’re carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what’s happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better. But it’s not the voice in your head. It’s a different voice. It’s not intellect. It’s not a brain function. It’s a body function, like running from a tiger."

In this interview, legendary producer and Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin echoes the same sentiment many of history’s greatest scientists have articulated: intuition is essential to creativity

As beloved writer Anne Lamott famously put it, "You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind… Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.”

Also see the science of what we call “intuition.” 

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…best to get out of your own way…

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04 6 / 2013

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11 4 / 2013

for my nieces and nephews…go forth and conquer!

for my nieces and nephews…go forth and conquer!

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26 3 / 2013

kateoplis:

“Maturity is knowing what your limitations are. It’s a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

kateoplis:

Maturity is knowing what your limitations are. It’s a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut

22 3 / 2013

dark-rye:

“HELPED are those who find the courage to do at least one small thing each day to help the existence of another—plant, animal, river, or human being. They shall be joined by a multitude of the timid…”― Alice Walker

dark-rye:

“HELPED are those who find the courage to do at least one small thing each day to help the existence of another—plant, animal, river, or human being. They shall be joined by a multitude of the timid…”
― Alice Walker

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09 3 / 2013

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07 3 / 2013

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06 3 / 2013

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20 1 / 2013

"It is not our abilities that shows who we are, it is our choices"

Dumbledore