This morning in my Inbox I found a post called “Making it up as you go along” from Seth Godin’s blog. It was one line long:
“Just wondering: Is there any other way to make it up?”
I had to read it twice to get Godin’s teeny Zen post. Making it up – improvising – is about being in the moment, following ideas from one moment to the next as you find your way to a solution or answer or innovation that never existed before. More often than not, the path leads to unexpected ideas and associations, some unworkable, though even the unworkable ones are useful for pushing your brain to a good idea. The answer is always there waiting; you’ve got to be willing to follow the path – be open – to find it. It’s what is meant by “The moment provides.”
Godin’s post sent me poking around his website for more. One thing…..
……………..to another, and I found another great one-line piece of wisdom buried in another of his posts:
“In the long run, the enemy of fear is creativity.”
…which somehow took me to this beautiful little video of Jackson Pollock painting.