Control

For various reasons, yesterday was unsettling:  a misunderstanding, an unexpected communication, a breakthrough, a reunion.  All these emotions in a short time made for an unusual Monday.  An out-of-control sort of feeling, and I’m left wondering what will come next.

 

Of course, all it’s about is a reminder that I’m not the center of the universe.  Amazing how easy it is to forget that.  When my control is strong, it’s inevitable that I’ll slip into believing the world’s my oyster.  I need reminders to stay on track:  the world may be my oyster, but it may not be your oyster, and success for both of us really lies in no proprietary oysters at all.  If you follow my metaphor. 

 

Not that it’s shameful in any way to feel strong and in control.  Those are marvelous moments, to be treasured.  But they are not the norm.  Nor is helplessness the norm.  The only lasting truth is the middle way, without attachment to either extreme.

 

Balancing chutzpa and humility is a sensitive part of the creative life.  How can you be daring, as creativity requires, without offending?  How can you have the courage of your convictions when pervading thought contradicts them?  How can you promote creativity in your business without losing control?

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2 comments so far

  1. kt on

    “How can you have the courage of your convictions when pervading thought contradicts them?”

    I AGREE!

  2. Kenneth Fach on

    True, there are others around that form, together with us, the power of our universe.


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