Disdaining caution, Einstein adopted the intuitive leap as a basic tool. "I believe in intuition and inspiration," he wrote in 1931. "At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason."
Just reading the Applied Improv Blog, and I noticed the link to the NASA Einstein article, Was Einstein a Space Alien?.
I know the feeling, being an intuitive myself. It doesn't mean I'm always right, just that at times I strongly know something to be true and right, without knowing the reason.
The harmful effects of electro-magnetic radiation, especially X-Rays.
The causes of Mad Cows disease.
The food we eat as a cause of disease.
What some people are doing or saying behind my back.
We live in a western world educated and appearingly built on what our 5
senses tell us, and not what our intuition tells us. This can be
really frustrating at times, when I can see that things need changing
or a new approach is needed. I can't always prove it at first.
Neither could Einstein, and it didn't stop him!
And the irony is that these non-Intuitive dickheads thought they'd find
the secret by analysing Einstein's brain. Any Intuitive could
tell them that it was his approach and philosophy to things and not his
computing power that brought about his "discoveries".
But clearly they just had to know.
Not knowing. It makes some researchers feel uncomfortable. It exhilarated Einstein: "The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious," he said. "It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
It's the fundamental emotion that Einstein felt, walking to work, awake with the baby, sitting at the dinner table. Wonder beat exhaustion, every day.