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 Gilbert. Fromm –> 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).
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:
— Vroman’s Bookstore (@vromans) June 10, 2015
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?