The no-mind of creativity

The mind being a collection of experience, education and value judgements, it keeps us safe, structured and sure of the world. But it doesn’t help us to be creative, open-minded and fresh. It’s Christmas Day and my brother-in-law is playing the piano. In contrast to my mother-in-law or myself, he has no classical training or […]

I think, therefore I am. Not.

When French philosopher RenĂ© Descartes announced “I think therefore I am” he launched the first widely accepted dualist philosophy. There is mind and there is body, he said. Since that day, a great many people have talked about the power of the mind over the body. I myself once completed a marathon without running one […]