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.” 

(via explore-blog)

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