We’ve become extremely good conveyers of other people’s thoughts and ideas, often without those thoughts even taking root within our own lives. We take them and without them ever touching our hearts, simply pass them on to others.
I saw such a good phrase the other day, “solo flights of thought,” referring to those creative thoughts and ideas that come to us in individual moments of solitude and aloneness – our own revelations and ideas as we plug in to our own hearts and minds.
I think, and this is just my view, we’ve become rather obsessive with our collectivism and group processes of thinking and creativity. Relying far too much on others, we seem to have lost touch with our own deeper wells of solitude, ideas and thought.
I wonder if a greater integration between the two is not needed. I think so.