Something Inside of Us
This thing has been called a lot of different things: A hunch, a lucky guess, a feeling in one’s bones, intuition, an answer to a prayer, and on and on.
Edison called it “listening within.” Leo Burnett, the great ad man, called it “creative conscience.” I call it the incubation process.
Whenever I have a problem, I input and input all the data I can, then I just let it incubate in this great machine in my head I call a mind. Then, one day, viola! [I know...] A light comes on and the answer pops out.
Every one of us has a small, underdeveloped voice inside ourselves. Call it what you want, but to really create you have to listen to that voice — trust it and act on what it tells you.
Before you go to sleep tonight, go over all the material you’ve collected for that special project, then pop it into your incubator.
If the answer doesn’t pop back out in the morning, you might want to go for a walk or a workout or otherwise keep an open and receptive mind. If you really did do all your homework, the answer will come.
And if you still don’t get an answer, that’s an answer.
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The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says;
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.
We can only clear the ground a bit. If our testimony helps sweep away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, encourages you to search diligently within yourself, then, if you wish, you can join us on the Broad Highway. With this attitude you cannot fail. The consciousness of your belief is sure to come to you.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 4; We Agnostics, pp 55.