This is a common diagram of the mind. There are 2 parts – the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious is full of potential but it’s not something you can always control directly.
Here’s a common example: Have you ever met someone when you were out walking in a mall, in a business meeting or a school reunion that you recognize but you can’t recall his or her name at the moment? That’s weird isn’t it? You recognize the person, you know that you’ve met that person in the past and you can even recall memories where you’ve interacted before. The weird thing is you know that you know his or her name, but at that moment you don’t know what that name is. After situations like that, sometimes after a few minutes or hours the name just pops up in your mind, or sometimes it takes longer or even not at all.
Author’s Note: Some of these articles in Creative Thinking were written years ago in another blog. I’m reposting them here as an intro for more posts in the creative thinking category.