This week, I found myself consistently marveling at the irrationality of humans. It brought me back to all I learned from Ian McGilchrist’s book “The Master and His Emissary” — a book I was deep in last winter :)
Rationality should not take the lead role — rationality is important :) but should be the loyal sidekick, the assistant manager, the emissary.
Creativity should be the leader in our lives. Not unbridled…there is a place for rationality. But rationality needs to know its place.
So…how often do you, really, let Creativity take the lead in you life?
I know for me, as I observed and noticed all week long, I often feel a tinge of guilt (still!) when creative, messy, illogical me takes over.
Obviously, I am eternally grateful to Rationality — otherwise I might still be lying on that trampoline, perhaps having procured a duvet, but otherwise, content to just be.
I think, however, that Ian McGilchrist got it right — often in our society we are out of balanced.
And you? Where is your balance point? Are you following your creativity while gently acknowledging rationality? Or does rationality take over too often, chiding you for your silly, messy, illogical, childlike ideas?
Or…is your creativity out of control because you banished rationality awhile back because it would not stay quiet?