All the work of my life has been founded on the realization that the power and potential of our brains are phenomenal beyond any ordinary imagination. Thus everything I wish to share is based on the principle of using our brains well.
Many neuroscientists take the position that we are our brains. There is a truth to this statement, but in practice we must live from the more obvious perspective that we have brains. The point is that we must use our brains to have experience, to create, and to interact with others.
Psychologists have long recognized that our conscious egos are engaging only a tiny fraction of the total information being processed by our brains. I encourage you to regard your unconscious brain as the wellspring of creativity. Therefore I offer the following principles for using your brain well.