Think Outside The Box

"The Box" is our reality, a virtual consciousness experience in linear time and emotion created by the patterns of sacred geometry. Creation takes place outside the box, consciousness grids, creating endless intertwined experiences to be played out in physical reality. In this case, 'Think Outside the Box' means viewing reality as patterns locked in time, encoded in our DNA through which we experience. When you think outside the box your consciousness moves beyond linear thinking.

Thinking outside the box is also a cliche or catchphrase used to refer to looking at a problem from a new perspective without preconceptions, sometimes called a process of lateral thought. The catchphrase has become widely used in business environments, especially by management consultants, and has spawned a number of advertising slogans. The first appearance of the phrase is obscure.

In the News ...

To 'think outside the box', think outside the box   PhysOrg - January 21, 2012
Want to think outside the box? Try actually thinking outside of a box. In a study to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking and found that the instructions actually worked. The authors of the new paper were inspired by research that has found that many of the metaphors we use actually work - people who hold something warm think a stranger they meet has a warmer personality; making a fist makes men more assertive. Angela Leung of Singapore Management University and her coauthors from the University of Michigan, Cornell University, and others wondered if the same was true of metaphors about creativity. 'Creativity is a highly sought-after skill. Metaphors of creative thinking abound in everyday use.

People talk about thinking 'outside the box' or consider problems 'on the one hand, then on the other hand.' So Leung and her colleagues created experiments where people acted out these metaphors. In one experiment, each participant was seated either inside or outside of a five-by-five-foot cardboard box. The two environments were set up to be otherwise the same in every way, and people didnÍt feel claustrophobic in the box. Participants were told it was a study on different work environments. Each person completed a test widely used to test creativity; those who were outside did the test better than people who were inside the box.

In another experiment, some participants were asked to join the halves of cut-up coasters before taking a test - a physical representation of putting two and two together. People who acted out the metaphor displayed more convergent thinking, a component of creativity that requires bringing together many possible answers to settle on one that will work. Other experiments found that walking freely generated more original ideas than walking in a set line; another found truth in 'on the hand; on the other hand.'

All this suggests that there's something to the metaphors we use to talk about creativity. "Having a leisurely walk outdoors or freely pacing around may help us break our mindset. Also, we may consider getting away from DilbertÍs cubicles and creating open office spaces to free up our minds," says Leung

When you think outside the box, the box disappears.

Are you trapped inside the emotional box?

Thinking 'outside the box' means awareness,
healing and balancing your emotional needs.
Let it all go ... it's just an illusion in time.