"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein And Other Cool Stuff...

Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer by MaskedMarketer Posted: 11/28/2008
Albert Einstein was the one who was quoted saying, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." How do you feel about this?

Albert Einstein was considered a genius and at times he could not even figure out how to do the math to solve the equations he came up with. He had to find others to help him with finding answers to math equations. Whats strange is, Albert Einstein would imagine sitting on a ray of light and would compare situations- and would be able to come up with solutions to problems by using his imagination. This isn't really scientific is it?

He also said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Is he saying that logical problems need a more creative solution by using the imagination?

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Also,

For those interested in heart- and brain connections and why emotions are important, you can check out this non-for profit research site:

Research: Science of the Heart

Here's a quick run down of what you'll learn:

The heart communicates with the brain and body in four ways:
  • Neurological communication (nervous system)
  • Biophysical communication (pulse wave)
  • Biochemical communication (hormones)
  • Energetic communication (electromagnetic fields)
"The heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the bodyís organs. The heartís electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. This field, measured in the form of an electrocardiogram (ECG), can be detected anywhere on the surface of the body. Furthermore, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 5,000 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain, and can be detected a number of feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometers"

Could the energy the heart produces, that extends around our body- be the aura that people see? Which is how they are able to tell your emotional well being and read you? Is this one way how the "law of attraction" might work by using your emotional energy and the universal mind?

Here's a quick vidoe related to this stuff:

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning | Edutopia
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  • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
    tanya7zhou
    Hi MaskedMarketer

    Thanks for your post and links. I like these things.

    I believe the heart is the life as far as mortal life is concerned. And talking about the brain.....Yes it is another important aspect of our lives too coz without the brain operating in good shape so to say...then our body won't be in good shape.

    That being said......The Most Important aspect that defines who we are is our Mind. (That aspect of our lives that is outside our mortality.)

    So the mind is the contributor to the law of attraction. The mind feeds the mortal brain, which feeds the heart and our entire body. So all battles are won or lost in the Mind. Everything that takes place in the mind......automatically connects with the brain and the brain processes everything to our heart via the spinal code and the entire body.

    I hope that helps a bit.
  • Profile picture of the author yuri12
    yuri12
    I really think that it depends upon the way each individual learns. Some people are very good at looking at things and problems in their mind and solving them right away, while others prefer seeing with their eyes and solving that way.
    It's like making an outline when you do an essay; others (maybe like Albert Einstein) can look at the topic, twirl in in their head and come up with 1500 words easy, without having to do drafts.
    Others people's minds just don't work that way, but still it doesn't mean they won't get the right ideas out.
    Also, i think that imagination is innate in all of us, just needs to be developed for it to become creativity. Knowledge stems from all the things that we learn and experience and it's part and parcel of solving problems. You'll need the fundamentals before you can start trying out other ways that might work.
  • Profile picture of the author AnnaEmilie
    AnnaEmilie
    Originally Posted by MaskedMarketer View Post
    He had to find others to help him with finding answers to math equations.
    You know

    I think this is (see quote) exactly why he was so successful.

    You will be successful if your realize your weaknesses and try to solve them one way or the other; either by filling the lack of information by yourself... or by finding somebody to do the work for you (while you sit next to him and learn and try to understand... so this is not the sense as managers sit and command people what to do)

    Anna Emilie
  • Profile picture of the author Joe1204
    Joe1204
    Good stuff. This can be useful for someone who want to improve oneself. Knowing the brain and its power is key to optimizing it.
  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    allenjohn
    They say that if you can imagine it, then 'it' can be. Must be more powerful than knowledge, because knowledge is about what is known (and been), imagination is about what is to be. All the best, allenjohn
  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by tanya7zhou View Post
    Hi MaskedMarketer

    Thanks for your post and links. I like these things.

    So the mind is the contributor to the law of attraction. The mind feeds the mortal brain, which feeds the heart and our entire body. So all battles are won or lost in the Mind. Everything that takes place in the mind......automatically connects with the brain and the brain processes everything to our heart via the spinal code and the entire body.

    I hope that helps a bit.
    I knew people here would probably find it interesting- especially with the scientific research backing it- not just "hype"

    From the way I understand it- our energy which the heart produces (and other energies we have) that extend around our body is what attracts the certain type of people (like attracting like). The universal mind also plays a role in attracting likes and I believe the universal mind is the actual co-coordinator of these situations.

    So, it is the mind (thoughts) and heart (feelings) that contribute to the law of attraction. Remember, your heart and brain are constantly communicating and effecting each other- it is not a one way street.


    Originally Posted by yuri12 View Post
    I really think that it depends upon the way each individual learns. Some people are very good at looking at things and problems in their mind and solving them right away, while others prefer seeing with their eyes and solving that way.
    It's like making an outline when you do an essay; others (maybe like Albert Einstein) can look at the topic, twirl in in their head and come up with 1500 words easy, without having to do drafts.
    Others people's minds just don't work that way, but still it doesn't mean they won't get the right ideas out.
    Also, i think that imagination is innate in all of us, just needs to be developed for it to become creativity. Knowledge stems from all the things that we learn and experience and it's part and parcel of solving problems. You'll need the fundamentals before you can start trying out other ways that might work.
    Everyone does learn differently and should be using whatever works for them. Some people are more creative then others, but we can develop our creativity if it is lacking. The key is using imagination which everyone has.

    Imagination is a right brain function and knowledge or logic is a left brain function. We all have both

    Originally Posted by AnnaEmilie View Post
    You know

    I think this is (see quote) exactly why he was so successful.

    You will be successful if your realize your weaknesses and try to solve them one way or the other; either by filling the lack of information by yourself... or by finding somebody to do the work for you (while you sit next to him and learn and try to understand... so this is not the sense as managers sit and command people what to do)

    Anna Emilie
    Anna,

    Excellent point.

    This is used in business too. One persons weakness could be anothers strong point- isn't that how we would do a joint venture here?

    Maybe you're a good webmaster and designer and I'm a good product creator/copy writer. Thats a team there and can leverage each other..

    Its about leverage of time, money, and efforts...


    Originally Posted by allenjohn View Post
    They say that if you can imagine it, then 'it' can be. Must be more powerful than knowledge, because knowledge is about what is known (and been), imagination is about what is to be. All the best, allenjohn
    I never thought of it like that Allen, excellent point...

    This is how "anything" is possible- through the imagination...
  • Profile picture of the author spressnell
    spressnell
    Most of the time we try to solve a problem with a defined answer. Sometimes we need to completely turn away from the problem and ask "what else is possible?"


    Shirley
  • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
    tanya7zhou
    Originally Posted by MaskedMarketer
    I knew people here would probably find it interesting- especially with the scientific research backing it- not just "hype"

    From the way I understand it- our energy which the heart produces (and other energies we have) that extend around our body is what attracts the certain type of people (like attracting like). The universal mind also plays a role in attracting likes and I believe the universal mind is the actual co-coordinator of these situations.

    So, it is the mind (thoughts) and heart (feelings) that contribute to the law of attraction. Remember, your heart and brain are constantly communicating and effecting each other- it is not a one way street.
    I do agree it's not a one way street. But the feeling in the body is triggered by how your brain reacts to situations, and those situations stems from the MIND. (The subconcious part in most cases). So the Mind feeds the interpretation of an action and the brain gives reaction to the rest of the body via the central nervous system which has a fundamental role in the control of behavior.

    So yes it's not one way system. for us to see you reacting we can only see what is going inside of you through your mortal body. But the Mind is the Player.
  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by tanya7zhou View Post
    I do agree it's not a one way street. But the feeling in the body is triggered by how your brain reacts to situations, and those situations stems from the MIND. (The subconcious part in most cases).
    So the Mind feeds the interpretation of an action and the brain gives reaction to the rest of the body via the central nervous system which has a fundamental role in the control of behavior.
    You make a great point- but let me counter act

    A lot of what we're saying is based on beliefs and opinions- and im sure there is much we already do not know, so lets see where this takes us...

    I do think both the mind and and heart are both equally important...
    You give a great example of the science behind how our emotions work (on a physical level)..

    And lot also stems exactly from the heart, emotions, our soul/spirit.


    Check out the info below:

    Heart and Brain: How are your Heart and Brain connected to God?

    What is the brain�s unique role in connecting a human being to what
    many call God? New scientific information about the human heart identifies
    it as the very first connection point between the physical body
    and its Creator source
    . Amazing recent evidence indicates that the heart begins
    to beat in the unborn fetus even before the brain is formed so it appears
    that the heart truly holds primary status as the initiator of human life.

    Science and Spirituality: How are your Heart and Brain connected to God?

    You say your mind feeds the brain- well so does the heart- which is connected to your spirit/soul/god..


    Originally Posted by tanya7zhou View Post
    So yes it's not one way system. for us to see you reacting we can only see what is going inside of you through your mortal body. But the Mind is the Player.
    The Mind is A Player.

    But Who is the ultimate player?

    That would be GOD- The HEART. - take it up with Him

    You're heart thinks(60% or more made of neurons-like the brain) then the heart feeds its own thoughts and emotions, feelings, ect to the direct source and to the brain/mind... In other words, the Heart is a Mini Brain in itself and has its own emotions that effects the brain...

    BTW- you provide great insight to keep this going- I just can't see the Mind being more important than our direct connection to god-?
  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    MaskedMarketer
    "Research in neuro-cardiology has pointed out that the heart is the major governor of intelligence. It is the heart that has the ability to respond in a way that is "most intelligent" for the well-being of the body. The brain has a way of "intellectualizing" and getting us in trouble, you may have noticed." Joseph Chilton Pearce: HeartMath and the Magical Child - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling - 10/14/97

    You're heart has brain cells- it thinks..

    Now, has something ever not felt right to you? Maybe intuition?

    Where do you think those irrational feelings come from?

    Maybe the heart ? Because its thinking for you , if you realize it or not.

    Maybe Its your higher self - connecting to your heart- telling you something in for form of feelings or pciture symbols?

    Maybe that's how psychics can feel things right before they happen?

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    If, by now, you don't believe the Heart dwarfs the mind in caparison, then you probably didn't read or check out the links I've provided.

    Scientific Research, clearly shows the heart is the source.

    "Since emotional processes can work faster than the mind, it takes a power stronger than the mind to bend perception, override emotional circuitry, and provide us with intuitive feeling instead. It takes the power of the heart."
    ¬óDoc Childre, Founder, Institute of HeartMath

    Numerous experiments have now demonstrated that the messages the heart sends the brain affect our perceptions, mental processes, feeling states and performance in profound ways. Our research suggests that the heart communicates information relative to emotional state (as reflected by patterns in heart rate variability) to the cardiac center of the brain stem (medulla), which in turn feeds into the intralaminar nuclei of the thalamus and the amygdala. These areas are directly connected to the base of the frontal lobes, which are critical for decision making and the integration of reason and feeling. The intralaminar nuclei send signals to the rest of the cortex to help synchronize cortical activity, thus providing a pathway and mechanism to explain how the heart’s rhythms can alter brainwave patterns and thereby modify brain function.
  • Profile picture of the author DynamicMentalFitness
    DynamicMentalFitness
    Originally Posted by MaskedMarketer View Post
    Albert Einstein was the one who was quoted saying, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." How do you feel about this?

    Innovation is less reliant on memory than it does creative, intuitive thought. What has been established in memory and regurgitates itself in the form of a thought seeks to define possibility when, in the act of thinking, you lean upon what you already know. A thought that tells you what is possible is a deception - because it is only a thought. Reality is much, much bigger than a thought can encompass.

    When you sit in the quiet to think using a HIGHER, QUIET form of imagination born of single-minded concentration, your mind doesn't reach down into memory to recycle old assumptions, but opens and expands to perceive new possibility.

    Despite odd rumors to the contrary, Albert Einstein has a majestic, powerful talent at Mental Concentration, and put it to effective use each day to change the world while sitting in a comfortable chair.
  • Profile picture of the author pixelcrafter
    pixelcrafter
    Great post, Thank you for sharing
  • Profile picture of the author WorksForWeb
    WorksForWeb
    Sometimes imagination can offer us more alternatives than our knowledges - it's natural, you know always lesser than you can imagine. If so - you get more answers using your imagination. Knowledges are great when you solve some simple problems. Answering great questions requires imagination.
  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
    linda.robe
    Can you survive in these days with the ability of 'Imagination'? Or 'Knowledge?
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Jonathan 2.0
    I like being imaginative with my knowledge.
  • Profile picture of the author liza400
    liza400
    Imagine will help you but knowledge is important. Without knowledge, imagination may be baseless.
  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by linda.robe View Post
    Can you survive in these days with the ability of 'Imagination'? Or 'Knowledge?
    Originally Posted by sunconsultancy View Post
    I'll start this one out. Knowledge is more important: without knowledge our whole society would crumble. Imagination is the icing on the cake.
    You can survive with out being the most knowlegeable. We have people to outsource that work and machines to do it. Knowlege is abundant.

    Imagination is not as easily outsourceable (if at all in most/ or some cases). If you like economics and research trends then this might interest you: Amazon.com: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers...Amazon.com: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers...
    You'll understand why the knowlege trends are fading away in the US
  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by liza400 View Post
    Imagine will help you but knowledge is important. Without knowledge, imagination may be baseless.
    I never ever said knowlege wasn't important....
  • Profile picture of the author susansmith
    susansmith
    I prefer to imagine anything with proper knowledge.
    Yes, One can survive in this world without the bookish knowledge but he can imagine anything.
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Jonathan 2.0
    Although I'm not 100% sure what he meant I think the most crucial thing he ever said was: "The most important thing for a person to decide is whether or not The Universe is a friendly place." I think people absolutely must understand that The Universe can be cruel, hostile, competitive, operates on hierarchies, the most intelligent are superior, while deciding that you're going to be friendly and operate from the perspective that The Universe is a friendly place.

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