Are you certain? What if you weren’t?

This week’s quote dropped into our lives courtesy of Lister soprano Jaclyn Urban, who shared it on Facebook, as posted by Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth GilbertFromm –> Gilbert –> Urban –> Listers?  That’s the best kind of chain letter, showing us creative flow in action (without the threat of 99 years’ bad luck).

…which is why it’s so scary. But also maybe why it’s so essential?:)

Posted by Elizabeth Gilbert on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Is there something you’re hanging onto that’s holding you back? Certainty is a seductive force, and giving it up is difficult for many, as evidenced by the active string of comments on her page after she shared this image.  Take a look this week at what you think you know, and see if you can let go, just a little bit.  Come on, loosen just one knuckle, and see how it feels.

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.”
Erich Fromm


What’s next for Gilbert?  Her new book, Big Magic, is due out in September, and she’ll be at Vroman’s in Pasadena on October 2.  They’re excited, and tickets will go quickly, especially after they tweeted this today:


You can pre-order a hardback or audio copy from Amazon for around $20, or a Kindle version for about ten, which is very convenient — it will show up on your account when the day comes.  The subtitle is particularly intriguing: “Creative Living Beyond Fear“.  What could be better? 

This is part of a weekly inspirational series on the Singerpreneur blog and social media for Lauri’s List. The 2015 quotes are also archived on Facebook and Pearltrees.
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