The cause of genius.
In his article “How Does Creative Genius Manifest?”, Francis Cholle over at Psychology Today promotes the cause of genius as within reach of every man in the street by relinquishing our perception of control. Cholle explains:
… it is probably a shocking statement to most but what’s in our mind is known to us and nothing new lives there… What’s in our unconsciousmind on the contrary is unknown to us and therefore new to us. The way to get to it consists in disengaging from our conscious mind by giving up the control of reason and logic over any situation.
By letting go of conscious control of reason and logic the article suggest the creative genius of our unconscious mind will manifest.
Since creative genius defies logic by definition it would seem as if reason should be absent too, but in view of recent proof that sanity and reason is sin qua non I’d like to think that genius lies in in something bigger than the then mind, conscious or not.
I’d like to think that just like creativity, genius abide in a collective ability. One that defies sense, but defines sensibility in terms of our shared consciousness.
Such a notion would support the thin veil we see in sanity, would give reason to the preponderance of possibility in genius throughout history, explain the presence and function of mirror neurons in our brain, imbue unconditional intention with meaning, make a sense of altruism and support recent scientific proof that instinct engender survival of the species above the individual.
Reason abound. me thinks.