There is a great difference between the long-continued opening of the sub-mind and the quick opening and closing of its door. The former is found when there is a prolonged period of seclusion, as when a management consultant stays up all night working on a report. But in the tension of activities that are being conducted by the ordinary thinking brain the door f the sub-mind will suddenly open, let out a new light, and close again as suddenly.
A new idea is born.
I’ve experienced these flashes of thought while speaking on stage or coaching people. As we immerse ourselves in these deeper and deeper conversations we do enter another realm of thought and ideas, ones that cannot come from us, emerge to solve questions.
Flashes of power come to all of us, but few develop them into action.