Surprisingly, it is not the intellect.
The intellect may well be utilised as a tool but it is not the driver.
How do you lay yourself open to inspiration?
There is a big difference between simile and metaphor: If you are asked to dance, quietly feel the difference between ‘dance like a bird’ and ‘you are a bird’. If your presence can be filled with images , thoughts and feelings of you as a bird, and you forget the other story of yourself, you will dance well. As soon as you become aware of dualities, for example between what you are being and what others think you are doing it will fail.
When you are the bird you feel your feet clutching the branches, the wind in your face, the hardness of your beak. When you slip out of this into dancing like a bird, the duality reappears and you become fragmented as usual.
This non dual deep belonging is not a mental visualisation. All activity is transformed. Spontaneity appears. The person you were, or you normally think you are is not present. That story has vanished.
There is no one left who dances, there is only the dance.
The actor does not act the part. Only when the actor as person is absent does the other temporarily emerge. The other is the creative mathematician, the scientist, the artist, the writer.
That’s all I can say about becoming an explorer.
The main problem is that people do not believe they can explore, they do not believe they are capable, they believe the story of themselves that is their normal story which has unfortunately been constructed over the years by inadequate experiences.So treat yourself how you would wish to become.
Do not fear the judgement of others.
Forget ‘can’t’, ‘don’t want to’, ‘don’t like’………….
Be imaginative, be explorers.
Find things that have never been seen by you before.
Find out something you didn’t know before about a square