Have you ever seen something so surreal, you have no idea how someone could think of it?
It might be the little things, like a broken perspective in a painting.
Or it could be dramatic, like a novel’s protagonist who defies logic and physics.
Many artists are just weird. True surrealists, though, have a way of inviting you to question your own sanity. The right combination of absurd details looks exactly like something that doesn’t make sense.
And yet the artist thought of it.
I don’t know if you’re an artist. Maybe you are, maybe you aren’t. Either way, I’m sure you can find advantages to thinking so far outside the box, you’re looking at a tesseract.
As it turns out, your unconscious is excellent at surreal and creative thinking. That’s why your dreams are so… well, you know…
And if you have a twisted imagination, you can thank your unconscious for that, too.
How do you tap into this bizarre and confounding resource?
By immersing yourself in unconscious thinking and facing absurdity head on.
You can’t get there through conscious effort. What it takes is a little self-hypnosis.
Fortunately, self-hypnosis is a dream (ha) to learn.
Learning new thinking styles is just one benefit.
Here’s a list of plenty more: