Fortunately, two TED Talks have come to me as a vision as I sit muddling over my own fate and adding to my confusion. The talk by Elizabeth Gilbert contains the most wonderful content I have encountered on TED, and I LOVE Ted Talks.
Tim Harford: How frustration can make us more creative
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius. When you get to the TED site, select her talk.
The two talks suggest to us that brilliance is a team effort. It involves us, and a higher power. We can, Elizabeth tells us, negotiate with the higher power. We need not be submissive. We need not discredit ourselves.
Tim tells us to embrace challenges, and look for their friendly intentions, and their desire to open us to larger possibilities.
It’s been a good day for me. I hope this inspires you too.
My concluding thought: don’t judge yourself when things are messy. It’s just the nature of things. Give somebody a hug.