We don’t always get to choose what happens to us. There is an outer world at work over which we have limited control. But we can always – always – choose how we respond to what happens.
- “Oh no.”
- “This should never have happened.”
- “Why me?”
- “I don’t believe it.”
- “Why oh why?”
Responses like these, that resist what is, keep us stuck in place. Creativity cannot operate within resistance.
So the proper answer to everything – everything – that happens – is: “Ok”.
- “So be it.”
It’s a short step from “Ok” to “Now what?” Instead of resisting, we start listening. We become open again. Possibilities expand. Inspiration can rise. Something new can be created.
The Creative Response: Ten Characteristics
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