Taoism and Creativity
“Hold on loosely
But don’t let go
If you cling to tightly
You’re gonna lose control” -38 special
I’m not that into 80s music, but I’m very into Taoism as a creative management style.
We want our creative visions to manifest exactly as we imagine, but the world is filled with variables outside of our control.
Creating is not ‘Que será será.’ You should try to shape what flows through your vessel, but don’t cling too tightly or you’ll close off the flow and be left with nothing.