Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

“Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.” RD Laing

We all have attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and fears about life – the Go Creative! series calls these our ABCDEFs.

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice,” says the late, brilliant, creative, eccentric British psychiatrist, R.D. Laing. “And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change — until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.”

Taking the creativist way means accepting that you don’t know what you don’t know.

Paradoxically, the moment that you accept that is the moment in which you begin to know more.

Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning author-publisher, advocate for independent authors and other creative entrepreneurs and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).