The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.—Albert Einstein
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.—Ephesians 3:20
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.—James 1:5
In one test, researchers named an object, then asked a subgroup of 48 students to think of alternative ways to use it. So, "button" might lead a student to say "as a doorknob on a dollhouse." In another test, 48 students were asked to complete word associations involving three-word groups--for example, "cottage-Swiss-cake," for which the correct answer was "cheese." In three of the experiments, the participants undertook tests of their divergent thinking creativity. Divergent thinking is where you generate ideas by thinking of lots of possible solutions. Walkers scored an average of 60% higher on divergent thinking creativity than when they were sitting, the researchers say. Many people claim that they come up with their best ideas while walking. Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, used to hold meetings while walking, and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, has also been seen doing the same.
The imagery of walking with Jesus in this old hymn is one of my favorites…”He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own…”
Linking up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for Your Heart as an encourager.