Joseph Campbell: You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day,
when you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don't know who your friends are,
you don't know what you owe anybody, you don't know what anybody owes you.
This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
This is the place of creative incubation. At first, you may find that nothing happens there.
But if you have such a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.
And very often, it's during this incubation times, it's during these time-ins, during the time when you have the opportunity to reflect,
whether it's on the response paper, or just hang out and listen to music.
That's very often when the ah ha moment comes.
The eureka experience. The one second "I see the symphony".
You know, in some way, you can think about an analogy of how this happens.
You can think about stage one. Or you can think about in a context of a sexual intercourse. Of making love.
Preparation and incubation can be the equivalent to foreplay. The eureka experience, the orgasm.
Now the important thing to understand about this process is you have to go through preparation, incubation to get to the eureka experience.
In other words, you need the foreplay. Did you hear that man? You need the foreplay to get to the next level.
It's important. It's part of the creative process. It's significant.
It's very significant for love. It's significant also for this process.