Reader comment on Elizabeth Gilbert's passage ...
On May 28, 2016 david doane wrote:|
Creative living means spontaneity and improvisation. It means having no plan, no predetermined goal or outcome, and instead being in the present, responsive to what is happening within and without moment by moment. It means being out of my head, especially my left brain, and operating out of my guts and right brain. It means mining the buried treasure within and bringing it to the surface. It means being alive. During the moments of living that way, I am light, joyous and creative, and it's wonderful. What initially helped me tap into creative living, other than the first year or so of life when I suppose we're all that way, was being with someone who was living creatively. That was inspiring. The experience lit my pilot light, which has at times been neglected but never gone out, and I sometimes turn on and allow the pilot to become a full flame. Doing it helps me do it more often.