Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is creative oscillation?”
“The creative process is an oscillation.
Creative insights happen during the Off, not the On.
This can be used strategically.”
“By alternating Creative Thinking with Creative Pauses.
During the On, choose a Creative Focus, and follow it by Creative Exploration. Viewed as a mind-map, the Creative Focus is the center of the map, and Creative Exploration is the process of branching out in all directions, seeing where it takes you. You’re thus opening a mental process [<link; short read].
During the Off, let go. Focus your attention elsewhere, and let the unconscious mind do its magic.”
“What’s the optimal oscillation pattern?”
“Play around with it. Experiment.
What’s important is to remember that the Off is an integral part of the process.”