> but your so called 'mystics' have found meditation does it also. Also
> exercise seems to help and mindless simple things like shaving...
> This process helps with creativity also.
> It appears that creativity can be accessed when one gets out of the
> critical, judgemental state of mind. This is referred to as "being in the
> space". This can be accomplished by remaining focused on "the point of
> concentration". The mindless activities, you mention, are ways of
> the critical, judgemental state of mind.and leaving oneself open to the
> creative process.
You have made good observation about the creative process. Nevertheless,
I see no evidence that these activities are specifically good for letting go
of critical thinking, which is another part of the creative process, and an
But they do occupy a portion of the mind's focus, and perhaps conversely
allow the mind to "unfocus" a little. This could cause the mind to relax,
slip into reverie and intuition ( a state where the mind can unconsciously
choose from stacks of memories which are relevant to the problem, and bring
up the most appealing solution excatly *without* apparent thought on "the
point of concentration" or focus).