Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Creative people have suggested a link between creativity and consciousness.
"Creative individuals in many fields talk about heightened states of consciousness, also called flow, or transcendence, or peak experiences—among other terminology—in their work," Sarath says. "These heightened states are characterized by profound mind-body coordination, flashes of insight, lucidity, effortlessness in performance, inner calm even amid outer turbulence, and other features.
...) "Everyone has their own methods for invoking creative states. Some use meditation as a means for preparing for creative work. Others go for long walks. One of the interesting things about the Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies meetings is the capacity to hear colleagues from a wide range of fields talk about their respective creative processes."
...) The solution is to invoke a heightened awareness state that allows us to transcend these patterns."