"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Sunday, August 9, 2009



To stimulate the use of your senses when thinking, recalling, and in the process of generating ideas. Formidable in product design, process control, and human interaction.

"Most people think of the mind as being located in the head, but the latest findings in physiology suggest that the mind doesn’t really dwell in the brain but travels the whole body on caravans of hormone and enzyme, busily making sense of the compound wonders we catalogue as touch, taste, smell, hearing, vision."

~ Diane Ackerman

We are the product of sexual union, the primal act of creative coupling.

Creativity propagates creativity, ultimately giving birth to our minds. It has enabled us to become sentient beings, every individual as spectacularly unique as a snowflake.

The word ‘sentient’ comes from the Latin sentire, ‘to feel,’ and also from the Indo-European sent-, ‘to head for,’ ‘go;’ we thus ‘go mentally’ in order to acquire consciousness.

The sensuist is someone who rejoices in sensory experiences. This should not be confused with the sensualist, who is concerned with the gratification of sexual appetites. Our lives pulse along on a fever of consciousness.

Uniqueness emerges from infinite shards of information that travel along the pathways of our senses. The jigsawing of information creates a fluid tapestry that is our identity at any moment.

A true sensuist will have a tapestry that changes dynamically, in real time.

Look at the drawing below. It will help you remember the different senses.

V = Visual (sight)
O = Olfactory or Odile (smell)
T = Tactile (for touch and taste)
A = Auditory (hearing)

[To be continued in the Next Post. Excerpted from 'Surfing the Intellect: Building Intellectual Capital for a Knowledge Economy', by Dilip Mukerjea. All images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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