As an addendum to yesterday's post on creativity, I'd like to share with you this excerpt, which I love, from one of Eric's Maisel's many books, The Creativity Book:
Creativity is a mystery religion. An everyday creative person celebrates, honors, and lives with mystery. The mysteries of the universe can only be participated in, not solved, and when your creativity is pulled from you in the making of a song, an online business, a little sketch, or a large new invention, your response is not, "Well, I guess that settles the mystery of life!" Rather, it's "What a fine interlude that was, spent I-don't-know-where!" . . .
. . . Most people hate the idea that they've been dropped into an insoluble mystery. They want answers and assurances. They want to know God's plans and how many words make a novel. They want to know which clues should be considered and which clues discarded as they search for the meaning of life. They want to know who is more right: the priest, the scientist, or the entrepreneur. But not worrying about all of that is the better plan. The more rewarding path, which leads not to final answers but to a sense of having lived fully, is to create.