The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.Albert Einstein
What do you think is so integral to intuition and inspiration? Just keep in mind how vital it is to the yellow consciousness 7.0 and its potential, in order to work together on seemingly unsolvable conflicts, and arrive at new and integral solutions from a higher consciousness. The mind alone won’t get there, and a separation and classification between the mind, heart, and gut certainly won’t either. In order to meet the complex challenges of the future it will require a new element of consciousness that can feed on its quality of intuition and inspiration to pull us through.
Are you familiar with Elon Musk, the founder of two totally distinct companies by the names of Tesla Motors and PayPal? He built them from the ground up into a huge success. With Tesla Motors, he pursued his vision of sustainable mobility. In a traditional way of thinking, he probably would have focused on optimizing the existing solution available at the time to create with cars with better gas mileage. He would have probably had to sacrifice one or more of the demands of a sleek design, high-functionality or sportiness. In 2014, Tesla Motors is gearing up to unveil an SUV called the “Model X”, which is set to include all of those factors in one. It was the apparent challenges that gave way to transform the creative seeds into developing a solution at a higher level of consciousness. The Model X comfortably accommodates up to seven adults, with plenty of space for luggage too. The Model X is coupled with an exciting, beautifully aesthetic design, with the sportiness of a Porsche 911. In an old way of thinking, we would typically just look out to optimize only one missing link to accommodate these demands. I can’t say what’s going on in Elon Musk and his engineer’s thoughts, but one thing I know for sure is that intuition and inspiration are really helpful in creating system change innovation.
That’s why I’m not surprised by the following research done by Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Berlin Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Prof. Dr. Michael Schemann, head of the Department of Human Biology at the Technical University of Munich, with a focus neurogastroenterology. To put it simply, next to our IQ and our emotional intelligence, it appears that we also have a brain in our bellies.
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truly yours, Stefan Götz+